Wednesday, June 17

SU Ag Center set to host 300 youth during 2015 Family and Youth Expo

Baton Rouge, LA- Approximately 300 youth from throughout the state will converge onto the Southern University Ag Center for the 2015 Family and Youth Exposition from June 18-20 on the SU Ag Center and SU Baton Rouge campuses.

This year’s theme is “Dream: Discover the Rewards of Educating & Advancing Minds.”

During the expo, youth will compete in the following competitions:

·         Public speaking and illustrated talk - Friday, June 19 from 9 a.m. - noon in the Smith–Brown Student Union on the Southern University campus.
·         Quiz Bowl – Saturday, June 20 from 9 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. in the Cotillion Ballroom of the Smith-Brown Student Union.

The youth will also participate in interactive and educational seminars and workshops such as:

·         Hands on Smart Phone
·         The Art of Agriculture
·         “Keeping it Real” About Tobacco Use

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Dr. Donna Andrus will serve as the keynote speaker for the event. Andrus, known to many as “Dr. Truth” has been described as a consummate professional motivational speaker. He delivers uplifting and enriching messages to audiences of all ages, races, cultures, and religious denominations.

Andrus also has an extensive military background and has served in the United States Marine Corp, Army and Air Force. He earned an Associate, Bachelor’s and a Master’s Degree in Education: Marriage and Family Therapy from Our Lady of Holy Cross College. He also holds a Doctor of Divinity and is a member of the National Speakers Association as well as the International Speaker’s Network. He has written a book entitled, “Man in the HOOD” offering his prescription for the recreation of the positive male image.

For additional information about the Southern University Ag Center’s Family and Youth Expo, contact Dr. Wanda Burke at 225.771.2242.


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