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Youth Literacy Engagement sessions lead to June IWE Festival

Youth Literacy Engagement sessions lead to June IWE Festival

Councilwoman Erika L. Green is hosting the annual IWE Festival scheduled June 8, at Southern University A&M College.  It is an urban culture festival that boosts a vibrant array of creativity, art, and culture through literacy. The festival has primarily focused on promoting literacy to an intergenerational audience for the past two years. As with most festivals, there was live music, a children’s zone, a vendors’ corner, and a small food area.  We will also have some phenomenal speakers for this event.

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There are smaller Youth Literacy Engagement sessions leading up to the culminating festival. The purpose of these events is to attract families, caregivers, retired teachers, and youth to be involved in this initiative and gain useful literacy information. Each session is held at churches and schools in the community, and will create a working space to encourage literacy, including youth literacy activities, parent focus groups, literary competition, free book distribution, and speakers.

The upcoming sessions are:

April 13 10:00AM at United Christian Fellowship:
Nequoia Elsey, Mentorship Academy, Cradle to K “Parenting Pillars” presenter:

Amanda Taylor, The Envision Company

Lionel O’Conner, Cool Kids Products

Juanita Johnson, The Story of Us, storyteller

Jasmine Walker, The Lady in Yellow, sign language storyteller

 

May 20  6:00PM at Forest Heights Academy of Excellence:YLE May 20

Cradle to K “Parenting Pillars” presenter: PENDING

Jada Lewis, BESE

Clarissa Thierry, Student Services Coordinator for Iberville Charter Academy specializing in Special Education

Rachel Sadberry, I Am Enough

 

May 30 6:00pm @ BRCC (Baton Rouge Community College)

Cradle to K “Parenting Pillars” presenter: PENDING

Dr. Leigh Griffin, Early Childhood Network Project Manager

Dr. Larry Lewis, Footsteps to Brilliance

Kristen Wells, Unapologetic Inc.

 

To volunteer, visit YLE Sessions/IWE Festival Volunteer Registration

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