Stand for Children/Louisiana
In 2012, the Foundation began a Parents as Teachers Iniative to make grants to organizations which help parents and guardians develop skills and knowledge to assist their children in achieving academic success. Since 2013, the Foundation has supported Stand for Children/Louisiana’s program for parents of school children with workshops, activities and trainings. In addition to providing information and knowledge to all of its participants, Stand offers to some parents leadership training to become Team Leaders, who can conduct workshops themselves. This is allowing the Stand program to impact even more parents of children in East Baton Rouge Parish. Over six years, the Foundation has made five grants totalling $195,000.