East Baton Rouge Parish School Systemis privileged to partner with the following local, national and international organizations who share our mission: to provide quality education which equips all students to function at their potential in a complex and changing society, thereby enabling them to lead full, productive, and rewarding lives.
Academic Distinction Fund-The Academic Distinction Fund (ADF) is a non-profit local education fund that engages community leadership and resources to advance public education. ADF firmly believes that to improve the power of learning you must improve the power of teaching. ADF has invested more than $2 million in educational programs designed to strengthen the skills of our teachers, promote exemplary leadership and increase the performance of students." PH 922-4560. The web adddress is www.adfbr.org
ICARE - Implements comprehensive prevnetion education programs in the areas of substance abuse and violence and provides crisis response and management for all schools. I CARE offers professional development, training and workshops for the community. PH 226-2273, the I CARE web address is icare.ebrschools.org
School Improvement Team (SIT) SIT Teams successfully support each school. The SIT are a group of active parents, educators, business leaders, and concerned citizens who develop an improvement plan for their school, generate community involvement, and improve education for all children of East Baton Rouge Parish.
Southern University- Southern University, in collaboration with the East Baton Rouge Parish School System, has redesigned their administrator preparation program in meeting the goal of providing for “A New Generation of Educational Leaders for Louisiana”. The purpose of our partnership is to work together to prepare and develop effective school leaders. learn more »
Teach for America A national corps of outstanding and diverse recent college graduates of all academic majors who commit two years to teach in urban and rural public schools.
Baton Rouge is a crossroads where big city and small town meet.
With a population of half a million in the metropolitan area, college and professional sports teams, and a variety of movie theaters, music venues, theater companies and coffee shops, it offers the resources and cultural flare of a big city.
Meanwhile, the presence of the state capitol and the Cajun and French influences, give it a distinct local flavor. With two major universities, an education-friendly newspaper, and a variety of neighborhood and service organizations readily available for teachers, it is not hard to extend one's classroom into the community.
Finally, Baton Rouge's central location offers easy access to New Orleans, Lafayette, St. Francisville, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast for day trips.
Project 6 is a Middle School mentoring program targeted to 8th grade students.This is not a tutoring program, although tutoring and LEAP test preparation may take place at the option of the volunteer and student.The pilot program run at CrestworthMiddle School in the spring of 2005 was highly successful with a GPA increase of 15% for program participants.Currently the project is expanding to operate at three middle schools in EBR – CrestworthMiddle School, PrescottMiddle School, and GlenOaksMiddle School, again for 8th grade only.
The volunteer time commitment is September through April, one hour per week during school hours. See www.project6br.com for further program info, and click on the registration form link below to get involved!!!