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SHANNA AND DEJOUR TO SUPPORT CROSSROADS SKN PRESENTATION AND AWARDS EVENING FOR STUDENTS AT BASSETERRE AND VERCHILDS HIGH SCHOOL

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Crossroads SKN Project would like to invite parents, educators, young people and community groups to the Presentation & Awards Evening to celebrate the students from Verchilds High and Basseterre High Schools; who participated in the Crossroads Pilot Project this Friday 9th June 2017.

On the evening, there will be screenings of the short films created by the students and award certificates to reward and recognise their efforts. Performing artist Dejour has confirmed he will also be giving a live performance and short talk on the evening, whilst artist Shanna Raymond will be there to present certificates of achievement and provide inspirational words of encouragement,

Elishah St Juste, a Birmingham (UK) based entrepreneur, experienced actor, facilitator and founder of Juste4Arts, travelled to St Kitts in April to deliver a 2-month project with students from Basseterre and Verchilds High Schools.

Elishah who holds both British and St Kitts citizenship, self-funded the trip and crowdfunded in the UK so that she could utilise her skills to support young people in the federation. Crossroads Project SKN is a pilot project created by Elishah St Juste and Serena McCormack who is also based in the UK.  Using drama and film to discuss issues the young people in St Kitts are challenged with, the project was designed to help the young people become more aware of alternative routes to take, and organisations they can access for support.

There will also be light refreshments served on the evening and time to network with the hope to build new relationships and partnerships. Elishah is hoping that she can set up a longer term sustainable programme to be rolled out across more schools in the federation and is planning to relocate from England in 2018 having spent over a decade working in television, touring Europe, working in prisons and schools across the world.

The event will take place on Friday 9th June 2017 at 6pm until 8pm, held at The Oojjs Conference Centre, (above the 24 hours Gas Station, Camps). To attend this event, you MUST RSVP to elishahmsj@hotmail.com or call869 766 3642.

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NOTE FOR EDITORS

Elishah St Juste father was born in St Kitts and he currently resides in West Farm and her grandparents were also born there until they relocated to England in the 1950’s

The project has been made possible by people kindly donating funds to a crowd funding campaign; which has mainly covered the costs of the videographer and transport to the schools.  Elishah has volunteered her time to deliver this project and covered the cost of her flight and accommodation to make this happen.  Elishah and Serena are very passionate about the arts and have strong connections with St Kitts, and believed this project was necessary and beneficial for the young people here.

Students from Verchilds High School and Basseterre High School have taken part in 6 sessions of drama workshops.  During which they have been discussing the various issues facing young people in St Kitts, through a variety of activities.  They have also developed acting skills, which in turn has developed transferable and personal skills also.  The students have created short films based on some of these issues, with potential routes someone could take if in such situations.  These videos are very thought provoking and we want to share the journey and these films to help get people thinking about actions, consequences and alternative options.

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Please find attached picture of project facilitator Elishah St Juste and Juste4Arts/Crossroads SKN logos for official use

 

For interviews please contact: elishahmsj@hotmail.com or call (001) 869 766 3642.

For general press enquiries: info@justicewilliams.co.uk

 

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