St. Peters youth paint the neighborhood basketball court.
ST. PETERS – Businessman and basketball coach Khalil Revan and the United St. Maarten Party (US Party) are working hard with young people in the St. Peters District through Revan’s “Protecting our Children” project and the “Break the Cycling Campaign.
Revan and the St. Peters “boys on the block” tackled the St. Peters basketball court last weekend, revitalizing it with new coats of paint and a general cleanup of the area. It didn’t sit well with Revan that the kids in the district had to use court in the state it was in, so he rounded up a few guys and got to work.
Revan said the guys’ cooperation to improve their own district was especially important for them to realize that they don’t have to wait for someone or an 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 organization, which has demonstrated true community commitment through its actions at St. Peters.
The work doesn’t stop there for Revan and US Party. The intention is to do more in the district and possibly others in terms of improving community areas.
“Every small action possible counts and it keeps our young people active and engaged in a positive way. We cannot underestimate how these hands-on activities in communities can positively influence a young person’s mindset or spark a willingness to serve and give back,” said Revan.