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Young Audiences of Louisiana Announces School Partnerships for Competitive Afterschool Grant

The Louisiana Department of Education to Award $17M in 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grants
Published: March 22, 2013


Young Audiences of Louisiana, the leading arts-education organization in the state has announced its seven school partners for the upcoming cycle of 21st Century Community Learning Center grants from the Department of Education. Young Audiences has been awarded this grant three times since 2006.

Young Audiences will partner with seven schools throughout Orleans and Jefferson parish to apply for this competitive grant that funds afterschool programs:

West Jefferson High School
2200 8th St
Harvey, LA 70058

Lincoln Elementary School for the Arts
2115 Oakmere Dr.
Harvey, LA 70058

Woodmere Elementary
3191 Alex Kornman Blvd.
Harvey, LA 70058

Young Audiences Charter School At Kate Middleton
1407 Virgil St
Gretna, LA 70053

Gentilly Terrace Charter School
4720 Painters St.
New Orleans, LA 70022

Martin Behrman Charter School Academy of Creative Arts and Sciences
715 Opelousas Ave
New Orleans, LA 70114

McDonogh 32 Literacy Academy
800 De Armas St.
New Orleans ,LA 70114

These programs are open to all students, public, private and homeschooled. The 2,000 students at Young Audiences 8 current afterschool sites have shown improved test scores, fewer absences, and a significant decrease in disciplinary actions.  Over 95% of parents surveyed have expressed their complete satisfaction with the program.  Despite this good news, only 13% of K-12 children in Louisiana participate in afterschool programs. 

The current list of after school sites includes: Martin Berhman Charter Schoold Academy of Creative Arts and Sciences , William J. Fischer Accelerated Academy, O. Perry Walker College and Career Preparatory High School, A.P. Tureaud Elementary School, Lincoln Elementary School For the Arts, Woodmere Elementary, McDonogh 32 Literacy Charter School, Gentilly Terrace Charter School


Young Audiences of Louisiana was founded in 1962 with the mission to inspire, empower, and connect children and communities through education, arts, and culture. Over the last 51 years the organization has grown from presenting school performances of chamber music to our current position as the states largest provider of arts-integrated and afterschool programs. In 2011 Young Audiences of Louisiana employed over 250 trained teaching artists and educators to provide afterschool programs for over 2,000 students free-of-charge in the Greater New Orleans area.

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