WBRZ http://www.wbrz.com/ WBRZ 2une In 2une In en-us Copyright 2014, WBRZ. All Rights Reserved. Feed content is not avaialble for commercial use. () () Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:07:29 GMT Synapse CMS 10 WBRZ http://www.wbrz.com/ 144 25 The Lemonade Challenge: Friends remember Bella Bowman http://www.wbrz.com/news/the-lemonade-challenge-friends-remember-bella-bowman/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/the-lemonade-challenge-friends-remember-bella-bowman/ 2une In Thu, 24 Jul 2014 8:10:02 AM Hunter Robinson The Lemonade Challenge: Friends remember Bella Bowman

BATON ROUGE - The Bella Bowman Foundation is getting ready for their Charcuterie, Pâtés & Rosés event next Thursday, but some of Bella's friend are remembering the courageous 7-year-old and raising money for her foundation in the process.

7-year-old Bella Bowman was diagnosed with ependymoma brain tumor in January 2011. After a long and courageous battle, she passed away in December of that year.

Three and a half years later, her friends Mindy and Shelby haven't forgotten her. They opened a lemonade stand and raised $315 for her foundation. Then they issued a challenge to some of her other friends.

The trio will try to out-do Mindy and Shelby's fundraising total at their lemonade stand tomorrow. If you'd like to donate to the Bella Bowman Foundation and enjoy a refreshing drink, visit the Soho Boutique Salon at the corner of Essen and Perkins tomorrow from 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 pm.

Watch the video for more information.


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Light up Louisiana at the Old State Capitol http://www.wbrz.com/news/light-up-louisiana-at-the-old-state-capitol/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/light-up-louisiana-at-the-old-state-capitol/ 2une In Thu, 24 Jul 2014 7:52:18 AM Hunter Robinson Light up Louisiana at the Old State Capitol

BATON ROUGE - A celebration of the sights of Louisiana opens today.

The Louisiana Photographic Society is opening the "Light up Louisiana" art exhibit to celebrate its 60th year. The exhibit features photos from local artists that demonstrate the life, culture, natural beauty and wildlife of the Bayou State.

We got an inside look at all of the art at the Old State Capitol this morning on 2une In. Check out the video for a sneak peek.


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New charter school in Baton Rouge showcases programs http://www.wbrz.com/news/new-charter-school-in-baton-rouge-showcases-programs/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/new-charter-school-in-baton-rouge-showcases-programs/ 2une In Thu, 24 Jul 2014 7:33:27 AM Hunter Robinson New charter school in Baton Rouge showcases programs

BATON ROUGE - The new J.K. Haynes Charter School in Baton Rouge wants to help you get your kids ready to go back to school and showcase some of its program.

J.K. Haynes Charter School opens this fall at the location of the old Banks Elementary School. The school is locally operated and free to attend. School leaders say the smaller classes will allow for more one-on-one interaction between students and teachers and improved overall academic success.

"We were one of the first schools approved under the new charter system by the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board," says Board Chairman Nelson Taylor. "We have a history of excellence and are from the local community and want the local community to support us."

Even though this its first year as a middle school, Diana Haynes says their school is different because of its history.

"We have been open since 1997," she explains. "We've established a nurturing environment and welcoming environment for parents."

Assistant Principal Frederick Boudreaux agrees.

"We are a local school for the local community. We've been there for 17 years and we want to give you a school to love," he said.

To celebrate its opening, J.K. Haynes Charter School is hosting a Showcase and School Supply Giveaway on Sunday from 3:00-6:00 p.m.

J.K. Haynes is currently enrolling students in grades 6th-8th and will open next month.


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Honoring Bella Bowman's memory at Restaurant IPO http://www.wbrz.com/news/honoring-bella-bowman-s-memory-at-restaurant-ipo/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/honoring-bella-bowman-s-memory-at-restaurant-ipo/ 2une In Thu, 24 Jul 2014 6:08:53 AM Hunter Robinson Honoring Bella Bowman's memory at Restaurant IPO

BATON ROUGE - You can honor a brave little girl's memory on Thursday, August 31st from 7:00-10:00 p.m. at Charcuterie, Pâtés & Rosés.

7-year-old Bella Bowman was diagnosed with ependymoma brain tumor in January 2011. After a long and courageous battle, she passed away in December of that year. The Bella Bowman Foundation was founded in her memory and now strives to support research initiatives for pediatric brain cancer, fund continuous education and offer assistance with care.

Proceeds from Charcuterie, Pâtés & Rosés will benefit the Bella Bowman Foundation. Bella's mom, Kim Bowman, says the family is grateful for all of the support they received during her battle.

"We just want to give back all the comfort and care we were provided while we were going through that journey," she explains. "We have a lot of research going on right now to help these kids that are diagnosed survived."

Charcuterie, Pâtés & Rosés will be at Restaurant IPO. Chef Scott Varnadoe joined us in the 2une In Kitchen this morning to whip up some Duck Poppers .

Watch the video to see how it's done and for more information on Charcuterie, Pâtés & Rosés. Visit the Bella Bowman Foundation website for tickets to the event.


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Couyon's Baby Back Ribs and Pulled Pork http://www.wbrz.com/news/couyon-s-baby-back-ribs-and-pulled-pork/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/couyon-s-baby-back-ribs-and-pulled-pork/ 2une In Wed, 23 Jul 2014 7:48:34 AM Hunter Robinson Couyon's Baby Back Ribs and Pulled Pork

PORT ALLEN - The BBQ boys Paul and Michael Mladenka from Couyon's Cajun BBQ in Port Allen were back in the 2une In Kitchen this morning for another appearance as our Chef of the Month.

On today's menu: Baby Back Ribs, BBQ Pulled Pork, Stuffed Potatoes and more. Be sure to check out the video for more.

Here's the recipes for some of today's dishes:

Pulled Pork

1. Wash raw pork shoulder well with cold water.
2. Apply generous amount of Couyon's Premium Dry Rub or a Homemade Dry Rub.
3. Cook on smoker uncovered at 225 degrees for 13 hours. (cook in pan to catch juices) - Smoke with Louisiana Pecan

Baby Back or Spare Ribs

1. Wash rack of ribs well with cold water.
2. Apply generous amount of Couyon's Premium Dry Rub or a Homemade Dry Rub.
3. Cook on smoker uncovered at 285 degrees for 2 - 2.5 hours. - Smoke with Louisiana Pecan

2une In next Wednesday for one more delicious segment with Couyon's Cajun BBQ.


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TSA fees set to increase http://www.wbrz.com/news/tsa-fees-set-to-increase/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/tsa-fees-set-to-increase/ 2une In Tue, 22 Jul 2014 8:40:40 AM Hunter Robinson TSA fees set to increase

WASHINGTON, D.C. - If you thought your last flying experience was bad, it could be getting worse. The TSA is set to double and even triple the fees you pay to fly.

The raised prices were mandated by Congress and will automatically be added when you book your flight. If you're flying non-stop or on a trip with multiple legs, you'll pay up to $5.60, an increase from just $2.50. If your connection is longer than four hours you'll be charged for a separate flight. That means you could pay $11.20/passenger for what used to cost you $2.50 each.

The prices will generate an extra $17 billion over the next ten years that will help fund the TSA and help reduce the federal deficit. Many people aren't happy with the increase.

"People don't like the TSA," opined airfarewatchdog.com founder George Hobica. "It's like paying more for a root canal, it's something you didn't want anyway."


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Re-entry court will help young offenders avoid return to jail http://www.wbrz.com/news/re-entry-court-will-help-young-offenders-avoid-return-to-jail/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/re-entry-court-will-help-young-offenders-avoid-return-to-jail/ 2une In Tue, 22 Jul 2014 7:30:03 AM Hunter Robinson Re-entry court will help young offenders avoid return to jail

BATON ROUGE - The incarceration rate in Louisiana is higher than any other state in the country. Judge Trudy M. White has been approved to begin a re-entry court through the 19th JDC aimed at changing that statistic.

The re-entry court will look to solve the issue of young offenders returning to jail after their release.

"It is an opportunity for young, short-term offenders to go to Angola and learn one of many trades," Judge White explains.

The young prisoners will be taught trades like automotive repair, plumbing, drywall installation and more by lifers who will never get out of prison. After two years, participants will then undergo an intensive supervision by the court.

"The court is then responsible to help them find a job, transportation, housing and any self-help service they may need," Judge White says.

To be eligible for the program, inmates must be recommended by a judge in the 19th JDC. We'll know more about the re-entry court following a press conference on Thursday.

Watch the video for more information.

 


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Block out skin cancer with a free screening from Baton Rouge General http://www.wbrz.com/news/block-out-skin-cancer-with-a-free-screening-from-baton-rouge-general/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/block-out-skin-cancer-with-a-free-screening-from-baton-rouge-general/ 2une In Tue, 22 Jul 2014 6:33:27 AM Hunter Robinson Block out skin cancer with a free screening from Baton Rouge General

BATON ROUGE - More than two million people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year, but you can block it out by getting a free screening tomorrow from Baton Rouge General Medical Center.

The best ways to detect possible areas with skin cancer are to do self-exams. It's recommended that you do them once per month and look for any abnormal skin growth or any change in the color, shape, size or appearance of a skin growth.

The best way to avoid skin cancer altogether is to take preventative measures, especially during the hot, sunny summer months.

"You can still be in the sun and do it safely," Dr. Genevieve Maronge says. "The most important thing is to wear sunscreen everyday, including on your face using a broad spectrum sunscreen that's at least SPF 30."

Dr. Maronge also says you should find shade during the hottest and brightest hours of the day and wear protective clothing like wide-brimmed hats, sunglasses and sleeves whenever possible.

A key to beating skin cancer is early detection. That's why Baton Rouge General is hosting a free screening tomorrow from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the Bluebonnet location. You can find more information on their website.


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Working out while you work http://www.wbrz.com/news/working-out-while-you-work/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/working-out-while-you-work/ 2une In Tue, 22 Jul 2014 5:48:29 AM Hunter Robinson Working out while you work

BATON ROUGE - Researchers at Pennington Biomedical Research Center are testing out the effectiveness of exercise desks. We visited Pennington this morning on 2une In to give you an inside look at the future of desk jobs.

We tried out two models this morning- the treadmill desk and the cycle desk. The concept isn't to replace your normal workout, but instead to replace the sedentary behavior of doing nothing while you sit in your desk all day.

The woman behind the research is Dr. Catrine Tudor-Locke who says she uses both machines everyday. Dr. Tudor-Locke says they realized some problems during testing in a local office, but the pedal desk may be the answer.

"The idea behind the pedal desk is to have you seated like you're used to working," she explains as she pedals at her desk. "But you're still able to increase your energy expenditure in a confined space without getting distracted".

Check out the video to get an inside look at the new desks.

 


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Newest and coolest gadgets all about sharing http://www.wbrz.com/news/newest-and-coolest-gadgets-all-about-sharing/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/newest-and-coolest-gadgets-all-about-sharing/ 2une In Mon, 21 Jul 2014 7:46:14 AM Hunter Robinson Newest and coolest gadgets all about sharing

BATON ROUGE - Chad Rosamand with Best Buy stopped by 2une In this morning to talk about the newest and coolest gadgets in the tech world.

Rosamand says the hottest items are those that share your music, photos and more with each other.

Check out the video to see the newest and coolest gadgets on the market.

 


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Vitter discusses his solution to the U.S. border crisis http://www.wbrz.com/news/vitter-discusses-his-solution-to-the-u-s-border-crisis/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/vitter-discusses-his-solution-to-the-u-s-border-crisis/ 2une In Mon, 21 Jul 2014 7:17:06 AM Hunter Robinson Vitter discusses his solution to the U.S. border crisis

BATON ROUGE - Tensions at the U.S.-Mexico border are high as wave after wave of illegal migrant children spill over into the United States. U.S. Senator and gubernatorial candidate David Vitter (R-Louisiana) stopped by 2une In this morning to talk about his bill he says is the solution to the crisis.

Vitter says it would halt the influx of unaccompanied children coming into the U.S. illegally by expediting the deportation process and reforming existing immigration laws.

"Our lax enforcement of immigration laws for decades has only encouraged more immigrants to come here illegally," Vitter explained. "That's exactly why we're seeing the influx of unaccompanied immigrant children arriving at our southern border."

"We need a policy that actually deters illegal immigration. I've said that if we want to send a message to others thinking about coming here illegally, let's deport these people by the planeload," Vitter went on to say.

His bill calls for immediate detention for all children apprehended as the border, as well as quicker deportation for those affiliated with gangs. Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-Louisiana) is introducing the companion bill in the House of Representatives.

While talking with John Pastorek, Vitter also commented on his ongoing campaign to be Louisiana's next governor. Watch his interview for more information.


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Casas for CASA raising funds for abused, neglected children http://www.wbrz.com/news/casas-for-casa-raising-funds-for-abused-neglected-children/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/casas-for-casa-raising-funds-for-abused-neglected-children/ 2une In Mon, 21 Jul 2014 6:50:02 AM Hunter Robinson Casas for CASA raising funds for abused, neglected children

BATON ROUGE - The 20th annual Casas for CASA playhouse fundraiser gets underway this weekend in Baton Rouge.

This year's playhouse will be on display at the Mall of Louisiana from July 26th to August 17th. You can buy at $5.00 raffle ticket for a chance to win the playhouse for your child. You can find more information on the fundraiser on the CASA website.

CASA Recruitment Director Jennifer Mayer and CASA Board Chair David Faulk visited 2une In to talk about CASAS of Casa. Mayer says the event is all about the kids.

"We train community volunteers to advocate for the best interest of abused and neglected kids living in foster care to help them reach safe and permanent homes," she explains.

Chef Ricardo Barraza joined them in the 2une In Kitchen. Caliente Mexican Craving will be cooking at the kickoff this weekend. Chef Barraza whipped up some of Caliente's Pozole.

Ingredients:

2 lbs. chicken breast

1 cam of hominy

2 lbs. tomatillos

2 lbs. poblano peppers

2 cups cilantro

1 onion

6 cloves garlic

6 jalapenos

olive oil

 

Recipe:

1. Boil the chicken in 2 liters of water.

2. Cook the tomatillos, poblano peppers, onion and garlic. Once soft, place in a blender with the cilantro and liquefy. Pass the liquid through a colander.

3. Add the liquid, the hominy and the jalepenos to the chicken broth and bring to a boil.


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Buses are stuffed, time to unpack http://www.wbrz.com/news/buses-are-stuffed-time-to-unpack/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/buses-are-stuffed-time-to-unpack/ 2une In Thu, 17 Jul 2014 5:48:55 AM Hunter Robinson Buses are stuffed, time to unpack

BATON ROUGE - We raised $67,000 worth of school supplies yesterday for students in Ascension and Baton Rouge Parishes during our annual Stuff the Bus drive.

Now it's time for the hard part: unpacking all those buses.

Volunteers will Unstuff the Bus today. 2une In's Rebecca Buchanan visited Capitol Elementary in Baton Rouge this morning where volunteers were up before the sun to organize all those supplies.

Check out the video for more information.


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Couyon's Cajun BBQ: Bread Pudding and Whiskey Sauce http://www.wbrz.com/news/couyon-s-cajun-bbq-bread-pudding-and-whiskey-sauce/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/couyon-s-cajun-bbq-bread-pudding-and-whiskey-sauce/ 2une In Wed, 16 Jul 2014 5:12:44 AM Hunter Robinson Couyon's Cajun BBQ: Bread Pudding and Whiskey Sauce

PORT ALLEN - Our July Chefs of the Month are Paul and Michael Mladenka from Couyon's Cajun BBQ in Port Allen. The brothers stepped away from the grill this morning on 2une In to show you a delicious dessert: Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce. 2une In next Wednesday for another signature dish from Couyon's Cajun BBQ.

Bread Pudding
Ingredients:
- 2 Loaves Stale Bread
- 1 lb of unsalted butter
- 1 3/4 lbs of brown sugar
- Cinnamon
Recipe:
- Cut up stale toast  
- Melt the butter and the brown sugar together, mixing as heats up
- When melted pour butter and sugar over torn up bread
- When coated spread bread in a thin layer over a greased sheet pan and put into the oven for 10-12 minutes at 400°
- After time expires remove pan and cool
- When cool break apart the bread and sprinkle with cinnamon


Custard:
- 10 eggs
- 1/2 gallon of milk
- 1/2 cup of vanilla
- 1/2 cup of amaretto
- Mix all of the ingredients together before pouring over pans of bread

Whiskey Sauce
Recipe:
- 1lbs of powdered sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 lbs of unsalted butter
- 1/2 cups of Jack Daniels
- Mixing Bowl
- Submersion Blender
Ingredients
- Melt the butter
- Mix the eggs into the melted butter
- Then slowly add the powdered sugar and mix thoroughly until smooth and all of the sugar is dissolved into the mix
- Then slowly mix the whiskey in


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Head of the class: La's Teacher of the Year http://www.wbrz.com/news/head-of-the-class-la-s-teacher-of-the-year/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/head-of-the-class-la-s-teacher-of-the-year/ 2une In Tue, 15 Jul 2014 7:49:59 AM John Pastorek, Hunter Robinson Head of the class: La's Teacher of the Year

ST. FRANCISVILLE - Carla Jackson, a 3rd Grade teacher at Bains Elementary School in St. Francisville was just named Louisiana's Teacher of the Year.

She beat out dozens of the state's best educators to win the award. Now she will represent Louisiana in the national Teacher of the Year competition. In addition to the title, she also now gets to drive a brand new Mercedes Benz.

Carla says she was inspired to become a teacher after a visit to a friend's classroom. She originally wanted to study engineering, but changed her major to elementary education.

She stopped by 2une In this morning to talk with John Pastorek about the honor, her new wheels and her passion for teaching.

You can see more from JP's interview with Carla this weekend on Sunday Journal.


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Capital City crawling its way to fitness http://www.wbrz.com/news/capital-city-crawling-its-way-to-fitness/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/capital-city-crawling-its-way-to-fitness/ 2une In Tue, 15 Jul 2014 7:13:13 AM Hunter Robinson Capital City crawling its way to fitness

BATON ROUGE - Fitness studios and gyms across the Capital City are coming together to host a two week event to whip Baton Rouge residents into shape.

OpenBarre, Studio 7, Tread BR, GymFit, Geaux Crossfit, Yoglates II, Define and Reflection Yoga are participating in the Baton Rouge Fitness Crawl. During the Crawl, residents can participate in the best and most unique fitness classes and training programs that the Baton Rouge has to offer.

The classes will also be free to new clients at each studio and gym. Participants are asked to make a small donation at each class to benefit the BREC Foundation.

2une In's Rebecca Buchanan was LIVE at Yoglates this morning to tell you how you can get moving. For more information, watch the video or visit this website.


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Avoid ACT anxiety, improve scores with Prep Academy http://www.wbrz.com/news/avoid-act-anxiety-improve-scores-with-prep-academy/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/avoid-act-anxiety-improve-scores-with-prep-academy/ 2une In Tue, 15 Jul 2014 6:23:20 AM Hunter Robinson Avoid ACT anxiety, improve scores with Prep Academy

BATON ROUGE - The 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge is helping teens improve their ACT scores and avoid the anxiety that comes with the test by hosting a Prep Academy this fall.

The program costs just $55.00 and will give students and parents plenty of bang for their buck. Students will be given test-taking skills that will be key on test day.

Dr. Gloria Thomas is the Executive Director of Research, Education and Mentoring at LSU's Office of Strategic Initiatives. She says the anxiety that comes with the ACT is understandable.

"We're asking young people to do their best on a test that's going to determine their future. That's why we want to better prepare students to reduce some of that anxiety so they can be better prepared on test day," Dr. Thomas said.

The ACT Prep Academy is not just for students. John Smith with the 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge says it will also benefit parents.

"We're also spending some time with the parents to help them get over some of that anxiety because they can experience it as well," Smith explained.

The ACT Prep Academy begins with a student orientation on Thursday, August 14th. To register, visit the 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge website.


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Kids changing the world, helping the elderly visit Baton Rouge http://www.wbrz.com/news/kids-changing-the-world-helping-the-elderly-visit-baton-rouge/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/kids-changing-the-world-helping-the-elderly-visit-baton-rouge/ 2une In Tue, 15 Jul 2014 5:41:21 AM Hunter Robinson Kids changing the world, helping the elderly visit Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE - The World Changers are in Baton Rouge this week to fix up the homes of the needy and elderly. Mayor Kip Holden is holding a press conference this morning at 10:00 a.m. to introduce the student volunteers to the community.

World Changers is faith-based group that includes students from around the country. The group plans to immerse itself in the city, learning about the history and culture, all while providing selfless service.

The mayor's Assistant Chief Administrator, Gail Grover, sat down with Whitney Vann on 2une In this morning to tell you what the World Changers plan to do in their 11th visit to Baton Rouge.

"We have about 180 student volunteers who started to arrive yesterday," Grover explained. "They immediately started working in the community and will continue working through Friday."

Watch the video to learn more about what the World Changers hope to accomplish in Baton Rouge. For more information on the organization, visit their website.


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Making technology safe for your kids http://www.wbrz.com/news/making-technology-safe-for-your-kids/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/making-technology-safe-for-your-kids/ 2une In Mon, 14 Jul 2014 7:00:59 AM Hunter Robinson Making technology safe for your kids

BATON ROUGE - Kids are getting more and more tech savvy and using gadgets at younger ages than ever before. Best Buy's Cody Dickerson stopped by 2une In this morning with some great gift ideas for your kids and to tell you how to keep them safe.

"Technology can be a great form of entertainment and even educational for kids, but it can also be scary for parents," Dickerson explained.

He showcased some of the latest gadgets that are both fun for kids and allow parents to rest easy. Check out the video for some great and safe gift ideas.


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Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church Stands up for our Youth http://www.wbrz.com/news/pilgrim-rest-baptist-church-stands-up-for-our-youth/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/pilgrim-rest-baptist-church-stands-up-for-our-youth/ 2une In Mon, 14 Jul 2014 6:38:31 AM Hunter Robinson Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church Stands up for our Youth

PLAQUEMINE - Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church is Standing Up for our Youth this weekend with a new youth program.

Ministers Demetre Jackson and Jeffrey Nelson joined us on 2une In this morning with more information. They say the program is designed to help children and teenagers who are struggling with which path to take in life understand that God has a plan for them.

Min. Jackson says, "The goal is to reach out and bring the youth back into the church, because a lot of the things going on in the community are happening because the church isn't involved".

Min. Nelson echoed that belief.

"We need people to stand up and show youth that we're there for them," he explained. "If no one stands for them, they won't be able to come and join us in the church and feel embraced."

Standing Up for our Youth starts at 6:00 p.m. this Saturday at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Plaquemine.

Watch the video for more information.


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