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Posh Pop: A Poppin’ Good Time!

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Have your kids ever come up with a cool business idea or product? Well, the McCallisters’ popcorn goldmine might encourage them to pursue those dreams. ... Read full article

Baton Rouge Youth Coalition: Building Students Up, BRYC by BRYC

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Initially, Executive Director Lucas Spielfogel got his start as a mover and shaker while fulfilling his two-year commitment to Teach for America as a seventh grade social studies teacher at Baker Middle School. Soon, he was offered a position by the ... Read full article

Suiting Up Students to Honor Her Husband’s Legacy

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Thriving after losing a spouse can almost feel impossible in the immediate aftermath. However, two years after her husband’s death caught their family by surprise, Denise J. Brown and her adult children have come together and launched a nonprofit org... Read full article

Baton Roots Community Farm

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Mitchell Provensal, the Program Coordinator for Baton Roots Community Farm, got his start with the initiative through The Walls Project, a community reactivation organization. ... Read full article

Knocking Out MS: Christina Carville is Raising Her Voice Against a Silent Disease

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Founder and President of the Knock Out MS Foundation, Christina Carville, is thriving despite her Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis by dedicating herself to helping others afflicted in Baton Rouge and the surrounding areas.... Read full article



Top Box Eating Without Breaking the Budget

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Connor DeLoach, the Executive Director of Top Box Foods offers Baton Rouge and New Orleans an easier, budget-friendly way to eat healthy by selling a mouth-watering variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, seafood, poultry, and dairy products in co... Read full article

Dive into Water Safety Month with Tankproof

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Thurman and Torrence Thomas are twin brothers who wished to support underserved communities in Baton Rouge and beyond. As artists and musicians by trade, the Thomases were already enriching their community with art, but were spurred by a very specifi... Read full article

The Girl Who Doesn’t Give Up

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A nine-year-old second grader, Piper Walters loves Frozen, her dog Amelia, and riding her bike. Despite the challenges that come with living with cerebral palsy, Piper makes the most of her life.... Read full article

7 Things to Remember When Your Child Throws a Tantrum

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When your child throws a tantrum, it is easy to get frustrated, overwhelmed, angry, and embarrassed, especially if the tantrum occurs in public. Unfortunately, the occasional tantrum cannot be avoided. They happen to every parent, but while your chil... Read full article

Toxic Metals in Baby Food

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Pediatricians have long recommended simple, fresh staples like bananas and peas as healthy options for baby’s first solid foods–the less processing, the better. Those recommendations took on added importance when a new government report revealed neur... Read full article

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