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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Celebrating Louisiana A+ Schools Day at the Capitol

Celebrating Louisiana A+ Schools Day at the Capitol

Yesterday, the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts joined the Louisiana A+ Schools (LAA+) team for a special day at the State Capitol to advocate for arts in education. 

GRFA staff, LAA+ staff, and Fellows share the mission of LAA+ Schools with legislators at the State Capitol.

Highlights from the day included an open house session with LAA+ Staff and Fellows, as well as an informational luncheon for legislators at the apartment of Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser.

(From left to right) GRFA Executive Director Jacques Rodrigue, LAA+ Director Bethany France, Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser, and Oklahoma A+ Schools Director Emeritus Jean Hendrickson at the luncheon.

GRFA was proud to share the mission and successes of LAA+ with legislators. Across Louisiana, LAA+ has 18 Member Schools, trains over 700 teachers, and impacts 10,000 students each day by infusing the arts into all subjects.

Informational posters shared how dance, drama, and visual arts can be used to teach traditional subjects in the classroom.

About Louisiana A+ Schools (LAA+)

LAA+ began in 2013 as an initiative of the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts (GRFA). In 2017, after several years of success, the Rodrigue family transitioned LAA+ into its own public non-profit organization to ensure the growth and long-term sustainability of the mission. LAA+ is supported by GRFA and the leadership of a diverse statewide board.

Next Week: A Special Aioli Dinner in Baton Rouge

On Thursday, April 27, join the Aioli Dinner Supper Club in Baton Rouge at the beautiful home of Gwen & Todd Graves! Seating is very limited, so we encourage you to purchase your tickets soon for this multi-course, outdoor dinner. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit our Louisiana A+ Schools program.

Aioli Dinner Supper Club
Baton Rouge, LA

Hosted by Gwen & Todd Graves
April 27, 2017
6:30 PM

Live and Silent Auctions
Music by Steve Riley & Mamou Playboys

Cuisine by:

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