VOAGBR is expanding their Partnerships in Child Care resource and referral services to new areas in south Louisiana, thanks to the dedication of longtime program director Janie Starks. Partnerships in Child Care plays an important role in new statewide educational standards, which aim to ensure that all children in Louisiana enter kindergarten ready to learn.
After their meeting on June 25, Volunteers of America Greater Baton Rouge’s Board of Directors joined VOAGBR staff at a reception to celebrate the past year’s achievements. This year, we say thank you to Immediate Past Board Chair Sara Downing for her eight years of service and welcome our newest member of the board, Kenneth Miles.
The kids at Parker House enjoyed some canine companionship when LSU’s Tiger H.A.T.S. (Human Animal Therapy Services) stopped by for a visit. Pet therapy animals offer unconditional love to these children, many of whom are coping with learning disabilities. Read more about how these four-legged volunteers help improve communication and social skills.