Young people of St. Peters painting the basketball court in the district.
ST. PETERS--Businessman and basketball coach Khalil Revan and United St. Maarten Party (US Party) are hard at work with the young people in the district of St. Peters as part of Revan’s “Protecting our Children” project and US Party’s “Break the Cycle Campaign.”
Revan and the “boys on the block” in St. Peters tackled the St. Peters basketball court this past weekend, revitalising it with new coats of paint and a general clean-up of the area. It did not sit well with Revan that children of the district had to utilise the court in the state it was in, so he rounded up some guys and got to work.
Revan said the cooperation of the guys to upgrade their own district was especially important for them to realise that they do not have to wait on anyone or any entity to come together for a good cause. “If we involve them and give them a chance, they will succeed,” Revan said, adding that he is proud of his organisation, which showed true community engagement through its actions in St. Peters.
The work does not end there for Revan and US Party. The intention is to do more in the district and possibly others in terms of upgrading community areas.
“Every little possible action counts and it keeps our youth positively active and engaged. We cannot underestimate how much these hands-on activities in communities can positively influence a young person’s mindset or trigger a willingness to serve and give back,” Revan said.