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Big Buddy Program Hosts Summer Enrichment Academy

Posted By Laurie Hardison, RSVP Southeast Louisiana sponsored by the AARP Foundation, Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Questions? Call the Big Buddy Office, 225-388-9737. 

General Information 

Monday, June 2nd - Thursday, July 10th 
Mondays-Thursdays; 8:00a.m. - 4:00p.m. 
Children can be dropped off as early as 7:30a.m.
*Children MUST be picked up by 4:00p.m.


St. Francis Xavier Catholic School
1150 S. 12th Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Istrouma High School
3750 Winbourne Ave. 
Baton Rouge, LA 70805



Our theme for the Summer Enrichment Academy this year is “Healthy Habits”. Youth will be engaged in enrichment activities and academic instructional exercises that reinforce the importance of a healthy lifestyle. We will investigate and practice good nutrition, exercise and knowing our bodies. 

K-4th Grade 

Small group academic instruction will be offered to all participants in the program. Students will participate in hands on activities based on skills taught during the regular school year that are in line with the theme “Healthy Habits.” 

Youth that participateparticipating in our Summer Enrichment Academy for Elementary (K-4th) students will be exposed to a variety of academic, cultural, recreational and enrichment activities. A sample schedule is provided below. Students will select the Enrichment Course they wish to study during the 6-week program. The Enrichment Course Selection Sheet will be completed at Parent Orientation (May 24, 2014). Students will be given the opportunity to select one Major Enrichment to be taken twice per week. Personal fitness and various forms of exercise will be introduced. Professional Educators (Teachers) will lead the academic component. 

Sample Schedule:

Monday                                                ACTIVITY
7:30a.m.-8:00am                               Breakfast
8:00a.m.-12:00p.m.                          Academic Enrichment
12:00p.m.-1:00p.m.                           Lunch & Prime Time
1:00p.m.-3:45p.m.                             Enrichment Courses, Healthy Habit Workshops,
                                                              Field Trip & Special Activities
3:45p.m.-4:00p.m.                             Clean up/ Dismissal

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