Baton Rouge Edufest
BATON ROUGE- As summer winds down, groups across Baton Rouge are working hard to make sure kids are ready to go back to school.
Last year, the Baton Rouge mayor's office got started on the My Brother's Keeper initiative, a program that addresses opportunity gaps faced by young men of color.
The initiative seeks to identify and eliminate these gaps to ensure that all young people have the opportunity to reach their full potential.
Mayor Holden's office is bringing dozens of community groups together and calling on them to change the view of what it means for kids to get prepared for school.
"We accepted the first two goals which start with our zero to third grade students," said Gail Grover from the mayor's office. "It says all kids would start school cognitively, emotionally, physically and socially ready. It also says that all kids would read on level by third grade."
Mayor Holden is inviting all students and family members to Edufest, a community event that aims to put the My Brother's Keeper initiative into motion in Baton Rouge.
The event is being held Friday, July 17th at 2:30 p.m. It will be at the Family and Youth Service Center on Government Street.