Student ArjaNae Frett, Boys & Girls Club of St. Thomas-St. John Executive Director Jacqueline Brown, students Tyra Rawlins, Damian Williams and Janasha Griffith, IGY American Yacht Harbor Marina General Manager Elizabeth DiDomenico and Marine Vocational Program Director Jimmy Loveland, display a check from the New York City Eastern Caribbean Relief Fund that will help the marine education program.

More than a dozen students taking part in the not-for-profit Marine Vocational Program will be able to continue and advance their marine education thanks to a donation of $15,000 from the New York City Eastern Caribbean Relief Fund.

“This generous donation will enable us to provide MVP students with their basic PADI dive certification, opening their eyes and minds to their underwater surroundings,” said Jimmy Loveland, MVP program director and longtime professional sports fishing captain who moved to the island in 1964.