Students in 6th – 12th grade are invited to participate in the Southern University Land-Grant Campus’ Back-to-School Summit, August 3, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
The free event, which is themed “Youth Empowerment and Community Stewardship: Cultivating the Next Generation of Agricultural Leaders: Plant, Grow, Nurture, Harvest, Sustain,” in the Smith-Brown Memorial Student Union on the Southern University Baton Rouge campus.
The summit will feature comedian Tony King, social media sensation Raynell “Supa” Steward and educational workshops on the topics of:
- Youth Empowerment & Community Stewardship
- Active Shooter Preparedness
- DIY Bike Repairs
- Social Media Safety
- No Smoke
- Exploring Careers in Ag
- Eating “Gods” Way
- $mart Snacks
- Safe Sitter
Youth will also have an opportunity to visit several vendor booths during the Summit.
City of Baton Rouge Councilwoman Chauna Banks-Daniels will serve as the keynote speaker for the summit.
In 2014, the Baton Rouge native created the Jewel J. Newman Community Center (JJNCC) Advisory Board. Under Banks-Daniels leadership, the JJNCC has increased its funding from the City-Parish and has made several building and playground upgrades.
The center has also been awarded several grants that have been used to improve the quality of life for her constituents.
Banks-Daniels earned a Master’s degree in Education, Leadership and Counseling and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, both from Southern University. She is also a graduate of the Southern University Laboratory School.
Youth groups interested in attending the Back-to-School Summit must pre-register by emailing the name of the child(ren), their age(s), parent(s) name, mailing address, phone number and email address to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Southern University Ag Center and the SU College of Agricultural, Family and Consumer Sciences together are called the Southern University Agricultural Land-Grant Campus.