Louisiana Academy is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt community service organization, based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, created to provide structured, quality educational and social programs for youth, boys and girls, to allow them to recognize their unlimited potential.
Through our community endeavor with the Louisiana Youth Sports Network (LYSN), Louisiana Academy identified major areas of concern in the overall education of the area youth participating in the LYSN’s athletic programs, provided by the traditional institutions. Those areas were not limited to just academic skills, but included social skills, which in some cases created the academic shortcomings. Through strategically targeted educational & social programs, Louisiana Academy will address the common urban communities’ academic pitfalls, Mathematics & Reading, and social pitfalls, Conflict Resolution & Self Worth, that plagues our youth today.
Although Louisiana Academy’s primary target is the youth/young adults, Louisiana Academy understands that the true journey to succeed will require the education of the targets’ environment. To use the title of one of our programs, Louisiana Academy is determined to enlighten our communities on “starting today at reaching tomorrow”. No lasting monument has ever been built without a strong foundation. Louisiana Academy is designed to build that strong foundation in our youth.
In no educational arena is knowledge provided with the notion that the recipient should remain on the basic or introductory level, but with the dream to equip them with the ability to reach the highest level and beyond. With this same basic principle, we aim to reach this lofty goal through our volunteers & programs. Teach to elevate to the highest level possible.
Our basic philosophy is to teach the fundamentals with the goal to build a solid foundation with the ultimate expectation to establish the ability to further the understanding that will far exceed the basics.
Louisiana Academy’s mission is to enhance the educational & social skills of youth & young adults living in Louisiana’s urban communities to Build Leadership; Establish Pride; Develop Character; and Promote Self Discipline, and firmly establish those qualities in their environment.
“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6
Louisiana Academy is funded through charitable contributions and fundraising, including solicitations for public & private donations and grants.
Louisiana Academy and its’ programs is totally staffed & operated by volunteers. Louisiana Academy, its’ program, and its’ volunteers is guided by an Executive Director to oversee its’ day-to-day operations and overall direction of the Academy. Louisiana Academy and its’ programs is governed by a Board of Directors, selected as stated in its’ Articles of Incorporation. There is a Director of Social Program Development on staff to evaluate & review all existing programs and coordinate the development of new programs that will fulfill the Academy’s mission.
Louisiana Academy will initially operate its’ programs at East Baton Rouge Parish Public Libraries, Parks & Recreation Commission of East Baton Rouge Parish facilities, local public & private secondary education facilities, Louisiana State University, Southern University, and Baton Rouge Community College in Louisiana.
Louisiana Academy operates its’ programs year-round as after school and school break alternative programs, in conjunction with the athletic programs of Louisiana Youth Sports Network.