Mayor Holden’s Love Our Community Summer Youth Employment Program receives Community Partner Award

Mayor Holden’s Love Our Community Summer Youth Employment Program is the School of Leadership & Human Resource Development’s community partner recipient for supporting service-learning and civic engagement activities that impact students and area teens.

IMG_1648: Picutured here from left to right is Dr. Damon Andrew, Dean of LSU College of Human Sciences & Education, Mayor Kip Holden, Kia Bickham, Chief Service Officer for the Office of the Mayor-President, and Reid Bates, Director of the LSU School of Leadership & Human Resource Development.

Established in 2013, the program seeks to engage young people in meaningful activities that benefit themselves, their environment and their community while giving them a chance to earn an income. The program provides youth ages 14-17 with educational, professional and personal wellness development opportunities to prepare them for successful futures.

Throughout a 4-week program, youth from across East Baton Rouge Parish aim to impact their community through environmental stewardship projects, such as maintaining gardens and refurbishing fading murals. Ultimately, the program creates a sense of pride and ownership for its participants because they played an active role in bettering their community.

In the fall of 2015, a team of graduate students in LSU’s School of Leadership & Human Resource Development partnered with the Love Our Community Summer Youth Employment Program to develop an evaluation tool. The team’s proposal will provide tangible evidence of the program’s impact on youth in the Baton Rouge community, and provide the foundation for its sustainability in years to come.

Love Our Community Summer Youth Employment Program hopes to see an increase in volunteerism as a result of the program, as well as an increased sense of responsibility in youth participants. The program instills the importance of investing in one’s community in order to ensure its long-term success, a tenet that our College values greatly.

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2016 honorees included:
Cate Heroman, Alumna of Distinction | School of Education
Wendy McLain, Alumna of Distinction | School of Library & Information Science
Wally McMakin, Alumnus of Distinction | School of Kinesiology
Ronnie & Allyson Morris, Philanthropy Award
Lieutenant Herbert “Tweety” Anny, Baton Rouge Area Violence Elimination (BRAVE) Leader, Community Partner | School of Social Work
Mayor Holden’s Love Our Community Summer Youth Employment Program, Community Partner | School of Leadership & Human Resource Development
Cub Club, Community Partner | University Laboratory School

 

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The College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE) is a nationally accredited division of Louisiana State University. The College is comprised of the School of Education, the School of Leadership and Human Resource Development, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Library and Information Science, the School of Social Work, and the University Laboratory School. These combined schools offer 8 undergraduate degree programs and 18 graduate programs, enrolling more than 1,900 undergraduate and 977 graduate students. The College is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research, and service and is continually working to improve its programs.