Thursday, May 12

The Southwest Center for Rural Initiatives to Host Career Day


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Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center

Contact: Bridget Udoh
(225) 771-5714


The Southwest Center for Rural Initiatives to Host Career Day

BATON ROUGE, LA, 5/12/2011 - The Southwest Center for Rural Initiatives Y.E.S. After-School program will host a Career Day on Tuesday, May 17th from 4:00 pm-5:30 pm for enrolled students ages 6-14. Local professionals from various career fields will participate and provide hands-on demonstrations, including a police officer, a fireman, entrepreneurs, a beautician, a judge, a chef, a funeral director, an attorney, a coach, a doctor, and a dentist.

Located in Opelousas, Louisiana, the Southwest Center for Rural Initiatives serves a 10-parish region. It operates as a satellite entity of the SU Ag Center whose mission is to conduct basic and applied research and to disseminate information to the citizens of Louisiana in a manner that is useful in addressing their scientific, technological, social, economic and cultural needs.

The Southwest Center coordinates and links university-based needs and strategies to address the current status of socioeconomic conditions, with particular emphasis on rural and persistent poverty areas. Dr. Wanda Burke serves as director.

For more information, contact: Edna Lastrapes Johnson at 337-943-2410.

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