The Baton Rouge Metro Council wants to build a mental health facility.
They just need to figure out how they are going to pay for it.
They say one way to fund the facility is to lower prison populations.
"Our kids need to give back to our community. Our community really supports them. I want my kids to understand that when you ask for help, you'll receive it," said Michelle Perk, a teacher at Southeast Middle School.
On Thursday, February 26, students, staff and faculty from G.W. Carver Primary School took part in a special Black History Month celebration honoring famous African Americans who have paved the way in leadership roles.