YLA to host Second Annual Mother Son Dinner Dance

YLA to host Second Annual Mother Son Dinner Dance
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POSTED: Sunday, April 29, 2012 - 10:00am

UPDATED: Sunday, April 29, 2012 - 10:04am

The Young Leaders’ Academy of Baton Rouge, Inc. (YLA) will host its Second Annual Mother Son Dinner Dance on Saturday, May 5 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church at 8833 Goodwood Blvd. at 6:30 p.m. This year’s theme is “A Black and White Affair” and all mothers in the area are encouraged to bring their sons of all ages for a great time.

The event will include a fashion show, a dance specifically for the mothers and their sons, a delicious sit-down meal and tons of fun on the dance floor. YLA is the only organization in the area to put on this unique and fun opportunity for mother-son bonding.

Tickets for the dinner dance are $20 per person or $35 per couple. Tickets can be purchased at the YLA office or by mail: 419 North 19th Street, Suite B, Baton Rouge, LA 70802. Call Executive Director Tonya Robertson at (225) 346-1583 for more information.

The Young Leaders' Academy of Baton Rouge, Inc., celebrating 20 years of existence, exists to nurture the development of leadership abilities of young African-American males, empowering them to improve the quality of their lives and assist them in becoming productive citizens.

YLA is a local non-profit leadership and education program dedicated to serve urban-area, African-American boys, many from single-parent homes. For more than 19 years, the Academy, through its service to more than 250 boys and their families, has been on the front line in Baton Rouge, providing quality programs and compassionate leadership designed specifically to help close the equality gaps here in our community. YLA provides young African American males with the support needed to achieve educational successes and become happy, healthy and productive adults.


The YLA programs includes several components including a six-week Summer Academy, Saturday Academy during the school year, mentoring, community service and an after-school homework assistance center that improve the boys’ educational performance, gives them exposure to cultural and summer travel experiences and provides them with role models and mentors. YLA parents receive support as well through monthly parent support network (PSN) meetings.

Click here for more information on The Young Leader's Academy

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