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First Lady Cecile de Jongh has launched a new Chess in the Parks Initiative which will install chess tables in public spaces across the territory. The installation of the tables at Roosevelt Park on St. Thomas; Frank Powell Park on St. John and at three locations on St. Croix are part of the initiative.

FIRST LADY'S BLOG
March 3, 2014 at 7:30 PM AST
Photo Blog: Read Across America Initiative 
Led by First Lady Cecile de Jongh, several members of the Governor's Cabinet, members of the clergy, the Children's Family Council and community movers and shakers today took part in the observance of Read Across America hosted by the National Education Association. 
March 1, 2014 at 1:45 PM AST
Photo Blog: "Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type"

On Friday, First Lady Cecile de Jongh participated in a students preview of "Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type" at the Reichhold Center. 

February 12, 2014 at 12:30 PM AST
Photo Blog: First Lady Launches Chess in the Parks Initiative
On Tuesday, First Lady Cecile de Jongh launched the first of three events this week to mark the installation of chess tables in public spaces across the territory. 
February 6, 2014 at 8:30 AM AST
First Lady Hosts Children and Families Council Meeting; Receives Reports on 2014 Objectives from Participants
First Lady Cecile de Jongh recently chaired and hosted the first meeting of the Virgin Islands Children & Families Council for the new year.
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FIRST LADY'S INITIATIVES
Women's History Month
This March, as part of the annual tribute for Women’s History Month, First Lady Cecile de Jongh is pleased to once-again host a month-long radio series honoring Virgin Islands women who have positively impacted the Territory’s social, economic, cultural and political environment. 
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Children & Families Council
The Governor's Children and Families Council has launched a new website to provide general information about the council and its initiatives, as well as information on resources and services that are available to the territory’s young people and Virgin Islands families. 
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Mental Health Awareness
Mental illness affects one in five persons in the territory and is completely treatable and manageable with proper care. The first lady encourages talking about diagnosis and recovery options in the context of good overall mental health as part of leading a balanced and happy life. 
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