Young Audiences Charter School will hold its 6th Annual YACS Fest on Saturday, March 30, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the Kate Middleton Campus at 1407 Virgil St Gretna, LA. The entire community is invited to join the family-friendly fun.
The event will feature performances by OperaCréole, Ivoire Spectacle, and YACS students, as well as carnival games, inflatables, a dunk booth, and arts and crafts booths led by professional teaching artists. Refreshments, including sweets from the YACS Parent Community Organization bake sale, will be available for purchase.
Christine A. Guillory is generously supporting this event as lead sponsor. Other sponsors include the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council as administered by the Arts Council New Orleans. Proceeds from YACS Fest will support the academic and artistic growth of our creative learners, particularly as the school expands to additional campus space to accommodate YACS’s extension to pre-K through high school.
Business Leaders, Legislators Join United Way of Southeast Louisiana to mark Louisiana Early Ed Week
Business leaders and legislators from across the Greater New Orleans Area joined the United Way of Southeast Louisiana (UWSELA), Jefferson Chamber of Commerce and Jefferson Business Council at an event today in honor of Louisiana Early Ed Week.
The event is one of several other events across Louisiana from February 11-15 hosted in partnership by the Louisiana Policy Institute for Children and United Ways across Louisiana to highlight the need to increase access to high-quality early care and education for Louisiana’s children and families.
“Our mission is to help our families achieve their potential and live healthy, financially stable lives,” said Michael Williamson, UWSELA President and CEO. “We believe that must begin with access to affordable, high quality early care and education. It is impossible to overstate the importance of early education for our children today. It sets the child up for a successful education and career, while allowing working parents to do just that- work!”
The Kenner Discovery Health Sciences Academy (Discovery) charter school community presented a huge $36 million Valentine to the families of Kenner and Jefferson Parish by breaking ground on construction of a new high school made possible by a partnership between its dedicated school family and the leaders at Jefferson Parish Public Schools.
CEO Dr. Patty Glaser joined Jefferson Parish Public School System Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley, the Friends of Discovery Board of Directors and Jefferson Parish community and civic leaders turned shovels at a site near Kenner City Park Pavilion, as the Kenner Discovery Health Sciences Academy Band and students cheered them on.