Building strong families, youth and communities is important for the success of the Virgin Islands' community. To address many of the critical issues relating to families, youth and communities, CES, in cooperation with local and private partners, provides research-based information in life-coping skills, and encourages families to use all available resources to improve their lives. The program offers workshops, short courses and demonstrations in areas such as: consumer education and personal financial management, foods and nutrition education, marketable skills training, i.e. computer training, clothing construction and parenting. Considerable focus is placed on outreach to limited resource residents.

Ongoing projects are:

4-H Clubs
4-H Summer Academy
Children, Youth and Families At-Risk (CYFAR)/New Communities