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VIYAC Legislative Youth Report Cards (Senators & the Delegate to Congress)

VIYAC Legislative Youth Report Cards (Senators & the Delegate to Congress)

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The Legislative Youth Report Cards Initiative is a VIYAC publication, compiled by Virgin Islands youth based on the responses of Virgin Islands Senators (28th Legislature of the Virgin Islands) and our Delegate to Congress , a member of the U.S. House of Representatives (111th Congress) to our youth issues-oriented Questionnaire. The Report Card serves as a tool to evaluate our current leaders and to shine the spotlight on those who worked for and will work for the youth in the future as well as a means of encouraging more citizens in this age group to partake in the democratic process.
The Legislative Youth Report Cards Initiative is a VIYAC publication, compiled by Virgin Islands youth based on the responses of Virgin Islands Senators (28th Legislature of the Virgin Islands) and our Delegate to Congress , a member of the U.S. House of Representatives (111th Congress) to our youth issues-oriented Questionnaire. The Report Card serves as a tool to evaluate our current leaders and to shine the spotlight on those who worked for and will work for the youth in the future as well as a means of encouraging more citizens in this age group to partake in the democratic process.

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Published by: Virgin Islands Youth Advocacy Coalition on Oct 08, 2010
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© 2010 Virgin Islands Youth Advocacy Coalition, Inc. All Rights Reserved
VIRGIN ISLANDS YOUTH ADVOCACY COALITION, INC.
LEGISLATIVE YOUTH REPORT CARDS INITIATIVESUMMARY he Legislative Youth Report Cards Initiative is a VIYAC publication,compiled by Virgin Islands youth based on the responses of Virgin IslandsSenators (28
th
Legislature of the Virgin Islands) and our Delegate to Congress , amember of the U.S. House of Representatives (111
th
Congress) to our youth issues-oriented Questionnaire. The Report Cards serves as tools to evaluate our current leaders and to shine the spotlight on those who worked for and will work for theyouth in the future as well as a means of encouraging more citizens in this agegroup to partake in the democratic process. A.
 
POINT SYSTEM/SCHEME for each category: Questions 1-4 (Max. of 5 points)a.
 
Sponsored a program (1pt)b.
 
Drafted legislation (2pts)c.
 
Drafted legislation passed/enacted (2pts)B.
 
POINT SYSTEM/SCHEME *Bonus Question (Question 5.): Youth Civics (Max. 10 pts)a.
 
Sponsored a Program/Initiative targeting youth civic engagement (2pts)b.
 
Sponsored Research /Community outreach on civics (2pts)c.
 
Drafted legislation (2pts)d.
 
Drafted legislation passed/enacted (4pts)C.
 
Commentary: Senators/Delegate receives a maximum of (3) points if theyprovided additional information related to their youth based legislative andprogram activities.a.
 
Program (1pt)b.
 
Legislation (2pts)
 
 
© 2010 Virgin Islands Youth Advocacy Coalition, Inc. All Rights Reserved
VIRGIN ISLANDS YOUTH ADVOCACY COALITION, INC.
LEGISLATIVE YOUTH REPORT CARDS INITIATIVE_____________________________________________________________________________QUESTIONNAIRE1. As Juvenile crime, here in the Territory, is at an all-time high, what legislationhave you proposed or supported to curb this problem?2. Virgin Islands youth have been affected by the downturn of the economy and arein need of stable jobs and benefits. What efforts have you made, legislatively orotherwise, to increase the employment rate of young adults (ages 18-30) in ourterritory?3. Some Virgin Islands youth lack the necessary skill(s), some even after taking part in a trade school program, to obtain gainful employment, what efforts have you madelegislatively, or otherwise, to curb this dilemma?4. As Virgin Islands youth have not been spared from juvenile obesity and otheryouth health issues, what efforts have you made legislatively, or otherwise, to tacklethis issue?5. Many Virgin Islands youth are disengaged from the democratic process, what initiatives have you put together or instituted to address this issue and what were theresults of your efforts.6. Comments? (Please include any additional information you would like us toconsider in our review of your work on behalf of the children of the Virgin Islands. If you refer to document please enclose a copy both electronic and hardcopy)
 
 
© 2010 Virgin Islands Youth Advocacy Coalition, Inc. All Rights Reserved
VIRGIN ISLANDS YOUTH ADVOCACY COALITION, INC.
LEGISLATIVE YOUTH REPORT CARDS INITIATIVESENATE REPORT CARD
SENATORS
CATEGORIES (by Youth Issue)
CRIME EMPLOYMENT EDUCATION HEALTH CIVICS(*Bonus*)Commentary
TOTAL
(Max. Pts: 33)
1-5 pt(s) 1-5pt(s) 1-5pt(s) 1-5pt(s) 1-10pt(s) 1-3pt(s)
SANES5 4 1 4 1 015DONASTORG3 3 0 3 0 09MALONE4 1 1 4 8 119WHITE4 3 4 4 1 016NELSON3 4 5 3 6 122BARSHINGER3 1 2 2 4 214SPRAUVE1 1 0 4 3 09W. JAMES1 1 3 2 1 19
O’REILLY 
 2 0 3 3 4 012DOWE* 0 2 2 2 0 06 WILLIAMS**RICHARDS**HILL**THURLAND**N. JAMES**
*Senator did not respond to specific issues outlined in Questionnaire instead VIYAC received information regardingsponsorship of appropriations for funding of various school-based projects and programs.**Senator DID NOT respond to our Questionnaire.

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