Baton Rouge, La. – The Southern University Agricultural Research & Extension Center (SUAREC) and the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) are working together to incentivize Outstanding Mature Girlz (O.M.G.) Club members that maintained a 3.5 – 4.0 grade point average for the first six weeks of the academic school year.
On Friday, October 9, 2015 – 15 Outstanding Mature Girlz will travel to AMC Theatre at the Mall of Louisiana to watch the movie, “He Named Me Malala.” This documentary looks at the events that led to a vicious attack by the Taliban on Malala Yousafzaia, a young women's rights activist in Pakistan.
“Not only are we rewarding young ladies for their academic excellence, but hopefully this movie will spark insight to make social changes in their communities,” said Nicolette Gordon, Assistant Area Agent at the SU Ag Center. “I want them to see the great lengths that young courageous women have endured for something we often take for granted.”
The O.M.G. Club meets every second Wednesday at Kentwood High Magnet School under the leadership of Nicolette Gordon. For more information on how you can be involved, contact Nicolette via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or in the Tangipahoa Parish Extension Office at 985.748.9381.
(Article written by Nicolette Gordon, Assistant Area Agent at the SU Ag Center.)