To enhance education by promoting academic excellence, championing innovation, and providing sustained financial support to public schools within the East Baton Rouge Parish School System.
Join us this month when Superintendent Warren Drake discusses the 2018-2019 school year and welcomes the community to play an active role. Drake will discuss his vision , the district’s ever evolving Magnet Programs and how the innovative programming is changing the landscape of The East Baton Rouge Parish School System.
A program that's already seen success in East Baton Rouge Parish is expanding. The goal is to give high school students a head start in landing quality careers.
The faces of future leaders are getting a golden chance to learn about science and engineering in the workplace while still in high school.
“The National Science Foundation says that this year, we're going to have a million unfilled jobs, a million unfilled jobs in STEM related careers,” said Congressman Garret Graves.
Graves had a strong message at the launch for GEN READY, an initiative focusing on increasing knowledge in science, technology, engineering, and math. The program, originally called the BR STEM Network, will now expand to ten other parishes. It will also create more partnerships with businesses and industry leaders.
“A dream is hollow, it's only an idea if we don't actually have the capacity, the content, the skills to fulfill it,” said Graves.
For many young students, those dreams and hopes are becoming a reality.
The Foundation for East Baton Rouge School System is hosting the launch of GEN READY, A Capital Area STEM Collaborative. The launch event will highlight the GEN READY Education to Employment Roadmap based on best practices that will meet the accelerating demand for STEM skills and specific STEM jobs in our region.
Each of us has an important role to play in student success. When you become engaged as a volunteer, you are joining others who are committed to great schools for all students. Learn more about the many opportunities where you can help.
Student success is our goal. Your financial support is vital to provide learning opportunities for students and support for educators. We are grateful for the thoughtful and generous support of donors like you, who want to connect students to future success!
Learn what Foundation supporters like you are doing to strengthen public schools, enrich students’ educational experiences and improve the economic vitality of our region. See how the Capital Area community’s success is inextricably tied to the success of our kids.