New program kicks off for BR students with considerable life challenges

New program kicks off for BR students with considerable life challenges
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Education
Monday, July 14, 2014 - 12:14pm

Boys Hope Girls Hope of Baton Rouge kicked off an innovative new program for students at Monday morning.

The new ‘Road to Excellence’ program will pilot a non-residential curriculum to students who face considerable challenges in their lives.

The opening session will feature a panel discussion, breakout sessions and a trade show from a variety of civic, business and community leaders.

State Senator Sharon Weston Broome (Dist. 15) will deliver the welcoming address.

Local community leaders will facilitate discussions with students on various topics, including government, law enforcement, health care, career preparation, job readiness and study skills.

The session will be held at Baton Rouge Magnet High School, 2825 Government Street, Baton Rouge 70806.

The purpose of the week-long session is to prepare participating students for their involvement in the school’s new tutoring and mentoring outreach program. These students will have ready access to the same education, counseling and mentoring resources the Boys Hope Girls Hope of Baton Rouge residential students enjoy.

“This is a game changer,” said John Daniel, executive director of Boys Hope Girls Hope of Baton Rouge. “We have a lot of very capable young people in our community who can benefit tremendously from a little extra help.”
  

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