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FYI FROM SEN. EMMETT HANSEN II

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PRESS RELEASE FROM THE OFFICE OF
HONORABLE SENATOR EMMETT HANSEN II

A St. Croix Senator has requested meetings with the Federal Officials at the Virgin Islands Housing Authority in order to finalize plans for the GED Centers as mandated by recent Legislation
Sen. Emmett Hansen II has written to Federal Receiver Donna Ayala to notify her of funding for the GED Centers within the VIHA communities. During the last Legislation Session, Sen. Hansen was successful securing $90, 190 in Community Development Block Grant Funding for the Construction of GED centers within the St. Croix VIHA communities.
"It's important that we maintain the attitude that we must provide for those who can not provide for themselves," Sen. Hansen said. "Putting the GED programs into the Housing Communities is an idea that should have come into reality years ago.
Sen. Hansen also stated that the creation of the GED program centers within the Housing Communities will assist the younger children with their homework and tutoring studies as well. "We need to assist our school age children to do well in their studies so that they don't drop out of school," said Sen. Hansen. "If we can help them to succeed in school now, then they will finish and go on to become productive, educated members of our society."
Hansen anticipates that the construction of the centers will begin later this year when the funds are released from the CDBG office.
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