Thursday, August 1

SU Ag Center Schedules Back-to-School Summit for September 12

Event Flyer
Baton Rouge, LA - The Family & Youth Development Program at Southern University Ag Center will hold a Back-to-School Summit for 8th graders on September 12, 2013, 8:30 am-1:00 pm.  The 13th Annual Back-to-School Summit is organized by the Southwest Center for Rural Initiatives located in Opelousas. The theme for this year’s event is “Reach for the Star in You!” The event will take place at the Blackham Coliseum, 2330 Johnston Street, Lafayette, featuring Danna Andrus "Dr. Truth"; Kwame I. Asanté, Attorney and Mentor; Byron Starks, Coach and Mentor; and Den Hussey, Motivational Speaker.

Participants will receive informational brochures along with school supplies from various agencies while learning from motivational speakers and video presentations.  Topics of discussion include a wide range of healthy living tips, from sexual conduct to drug abuse. The goal of the program is to give young people health alternative choices in life. The program targets eighth-graders because they are on the edge of becoming teenagers.

The Southwest Center for Rural Initiatives is a satellite arm of the Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center.  Its mission is to improve the socioeconomic wellbeing of citizens in rural communities within a ten-parish region of Southwest Louisiana. The Center performs functions consistent with the SU Ag Center’s mission of conducting basic and applied research and disseminating information to the citizens of Louisiana.

For further details, please contact Wanda Burke at 225-771-5184 or (337) 943-2410; via email at

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Bridget Udoh
(225) 771-5714

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