Holden Figures in JA Financial Literacy Day at Forest Hts. Elementary
- May 1, 2009
It takes dollars and “sense” to be successful in today’s business environment. That’s why volunteers from the Society of Louisiana CPAs (LCPA) and Junior Achievement Greater Baton Rouge & Acadiana (JA) were in three public schools Wednesday, April 29, giving students lessons in business for the LCPA-JA Financial Literacy Day.
East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden (pictured with Jared Anthony, a second grader) made a special visit to Forest Heights Academy of Excellence to discuss how various businesses operate locally – from products, goods and services to entrepreneurships. Holden declared April 29 LCPA-JA Financial Literacy Day in a proclamation in an effort to encourage all Baton Rouge citizens to do their part in helping children succeed as future members of the local and global economy.
In addition, volunteers taught students about work readiness, entrepreneurship and money management through age-appropriate, hands-on activities at other East Baton Rouge Parish School System schools Greenbrier and Riveroaks elementaries. More than 4,000 students across the state, including more than 1,000 in Baton Rouge alone, spent the day participating in JA activities at schools.
Principal Brister in Washington, D.C., to Accept McKinley Middle School’s Second Blue Ribbon Award
On Tuesday, November 13, 2012, Principal Herman Brister (pictured, left) and the school’s Teacher of the Year, Lynn Williamson (right), were in Washington, D.C., accepting McKinley Middle Academic Magnet School’s National Blue Ribbon Award from U.S. Department of Education’s Director of National Blue Ribbon Schools Program Aba Kumi (center). The event, which recognized some 314 schools from across the United States, was held at the Omni Hotel. Click herefor story.
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