Local leaders keeping ‘Capital Area Promise’ by visiting schools in the Capital City


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The “Capital Area Promise” initiative remains front and center for many local leaders and tomorrow one of those leaders visits a school in Baton Rouge.  

Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome is scheduled to visit Woodlawn High School at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 30.

This is the first of five visits by local leaders to promote the “Capital Area Promise” initiative.

The schedule for the rest of the visits is provided below:

  • Wednesday, May 1, at 8 a.m.  EBR Superintendent Warren Drake visits Westdale Middle School, 5650 Claycut Road, Baton Rouge, La. 70806

“This is just the beginning,” said Brandon Smith, LSU director of community and education partnerships. “Over the next year, we will talk about the Promise everywhere in hopes of heightening awareness about our collective commitments and encouraging the community to hold us accountable to those commitments.”

The “Capital Area Promise” initiative started in September of last year and these institutions are participating:

  • Southern University
  • BRCC
  • LSU
  • EBR School System.
  • Office of the Mayor-President

LSU said, the “Capital Area Promise” is a new initiative designed to create more college and career pathways for students of Greater Baton Rouge.

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