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Services to Youth

The Baton Rouge Chapter is committed to providing support, mentoring, educational opportunities, and other services to minority and low income youth in the Baton Rouge area. Over the years our Services to Youth facet has identified and partnered with schools with a high percentage of minority and low income students.

The Baton Rouge Chapter has been involved in coordinating and sponsoring various worthwhile programs at these schools including:

  • Smart Bodies / Body Walk, an interactive program designed to involve students in learning the skills and choices for a healthy lifestyle. The 2 day event which features a 35-foot by 45-foot enclosed walk-through exhibit representing the human body and classroom activities.

  • Family Literacy Night is an annual event that features various workshops for students and parents, storytellers, take home activities, and refreshments. Workshops are held concurrently for parents and students which focus on topics such as: Preparation for LEAP testing, After –School Reading Programs, Behavior Modification and Management, Strengthening Home and School Partnerships

  • Health / Science Fair features health and hearing screenings, Wii Fit demonstrations, and walk-a-thon. The chapter helps to coordinate the event, provide volunteers, provide judges for the school science fair, and sponsors prizes for the winners.

  • Art Programs are coordinated and sponsored or co-sponsored throughout the year by the Baton Rouge Chapter. In an effort to promote the Arts, encourage and inspire youth in our adopted schools, the chapter brings to several school-based visits by highly acclaimed, award-winning musicians along with the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge. These artists included Patti Austin, Carla Cook and Wess ‘Warmdaddy’ Anderson. Each brought their unique style and love for music to school campuses throughout the school year. Their performances covered the origins of Jazz, Gospel, Blues and African music. The chapter also provided tickets for students to attend matinee performances.

  • Baton Rouge Chapter sponsored “Holiday Celebration of the Performing Arts” featuring the McKinley High School Performing Arts Department at Capitol Elementary. The program was a combination piano, choral, and instrumental performances. The chapter‘s financial donation is forwarded to McKinley’s Performing Arts Department.

Services to Youth Plan of Events for 2015-2016

  • October, 2015 – Pretty Girls Rock, Saturday, October 3, 2015 at the Louisiana Leadership Institute, 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm.

  • November, 2015 – National Adoption Awareness Month

  • December, 2015 – Safe Toy Month

  • January, 2016 – Cervical Cancer Awareness

  • February, 2016 – Teen Dating Violence Awareness

  • March, 2016 – National Nutrition Month

  • April, 2016 – Childhood Abuse Prevention Month

  • May, 2016 – Childhood Mental Health Month

  • June, 2016 – Healthy Living/Summer Wellness 

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