Tuesday, July 12

SU Ag Center partners with KLUB K.I.D. to introduce inner city youth to rural America

Klub K.I.D. founder Bill Summers (standing second from left) poses for a photo with SU Ag Center Senior Research Associate Mila Berhane (in green shirt), Extension Associate Stephanie Elwood (in SU Ag Center shirt) and camp participants.

Baton Rouge, LA – The Southern University Ag Center partnered with Bill Summers’ KLUB Knowledge, Independence, Determination (K.I.D.) to assist with its 2016 Summer Camp. The camp was held in Darrow, La. from July 8-10.

The focus of the camp was to provide an opportunity for New Orleans inner city youth to experience rural America. Activities included music and dance classes, horseback riding, a nature hike, planting a raised bed garden, camp fire drum circles, hip-hop recording sessions, vocal lessons and basketball tournaments.

SU Ag Center Extension Associate Stephanie Elwood and Senior Research Associate Mila Berhane provided technology assistance with the raised bed gardens.

KLUB K.I.D. was established by Summers to teach high school students how to start their own entertainment companies and learn how to protect them intellectual property. The students are required to go through every step of starting a record company from filing articles of incorporation with the city and state to establish an LLC, signing a recording contract, arranging and recording their music, creating labels and artwork to shrink-wrapping the CDs.

For additional information about Klub K.I.D., contact Bill Summers at 504-319-1894 or via e-mail at Bilsum10@yahoo.com.

For information about the Southern University Ag Center’s horticultural programs and events, contact the Ag Center at 225-771-2242 or visit our website at www.suagcenter.com.

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