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Articles in Local Profile and April Blackburn

Making Music Together

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 “Participating in music has a profound impact on children and youth. When playing in an ensemble, students learn countless life skills, including the importance of showing up on time, responsibility, discipline, social skills, and the ability to vie... Read full article

Volunteer Louisiana

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From making holiday baskets for the homeless to spending quality time with animal shelter dogs, there are so many volunteer opportunities in the state of Louisiana. Our state boasts impressive nonprofit organizations doing life-changing things in the... Read full article

Manners of the Heart

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She began going to lunch, armed with red paper napkins and silly puppets with spaghetti-filled mouths, to teach the children basic table manners, how to write thank-you notes, and how to have respect for one another.... Read full article

Live 2 Serve

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Millennials often get a bad rap for being self-involved and lazy. The students and 20-somethings involved in the organization, Live 2 Serve, defy this stereotype.... Read full article

A New High School Experience in Baton Rouge

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Baton Rouge has never seen a school like the new Lee Magnet High School. The campus itself looks like a film set of a community college. ... Read full article



The Life of a Single Mom

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For Maggio, the founder of The Life of a Single Mom (TLSM), the burning desire in her heart to give back to single moms motivated her to start a small group of single moms out of her home. ... Read full article

Moms on Campus

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When LSU graduate student Wendy Hansing gave birth to her son, she realized that support and spaces for mothers on campus were limited. Not only were there no centralized resources from which mothers could receive information and help, but there was ... Read full article

Reaching Out to Refugees

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We are living in a time of refugee crisis. Refugees are people fleeing conflict or persecution. They are defined and protected in international law, and must not be expelled or returned to situations where their lives and freedom are at risk.... Read full article

Knock Knock Children’s Museum

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Knock and the door will be opened. This summer, Baton Rouge families will walk through the doors of early childhood education paradise.... Read full article

Camp Conquer

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Denise Domingue was at an outreach event for Camp Conquer, a day camp for grieving children in the community that helps them process those emotions and learn coping skills to handle their feelings. A boy stood in front of the table, clearly wanting t... Read full article

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