I’m a member of the East Baton Rouge Parish community but, above all, I’m blessed to be a grandmother. I know education is the key to the success of my grandchildren. That’s why I was drawn to Stand for Children as soon as I learned about the organization because I want to be prepared to fight for the very best opportunities for these children. Along the way, through my involvement with Stand, I’ve learned the skills and tools needed to effectively advocate for our Parish’s students and their needs. I’ve had the opportunity to take my neighbors and friends on this journey with me so that they, too, can be champions for their kids’ education.
Stand for Children makes a difference. Our work with Stand is critical to ensuring students don’t lose valuable learning time while they take part in virtual schooling during this pandemic and that this school year isn’t lost. At Stand, we’re putting in time and energy to further empower parents and grandparents to make East Baton Rouge a better place for our children to grow up and thrive. What I get to be a part of with Stand is timely and urgent, like being involved in the process to hire a highly qualified leader to serve as Superintendent for our school system.
I support Stand by volunteering my time and now you have the chance to support the organization too through a donation during 225 Gives. Donating is easy and supports this incredibly important work for children and families. I know times are tough for us all right now. Please give what you can to ensure that parents and grandparents like me have the training and tools we need to be advocates for our children, grandchildren, and neighbors, so that we can make a difference in the lives of so many students and families.