School Outreach Program

Objectives

In 2016, the Department of Environmental Services (DES) created a school outreach program to reach the students and teachers across East Baton Rouge Parish. The objectives of this program include:

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  • Promote cooperation, shared resources, and the exchange of expertise and services between Department of Environmental Services and adopted schools
  • Provide students with the opportunity to relate their studies to experience outside the school environment
  • Improve student academic outcomes by providing experiential, project-based learning activities
  • Create awareness and understanding of the opportunities available to work together towards a common goal
  • Encourage high self-esteem in students through presentation skills
  • Acknowledge and support teachers
  • Strengthen Department of Environmental Services’ involvement in and commitment to the community

Committee Composition

This program is spearheaded by a committee of 14 Department of Environmental Services employees that represent various departments, backgrounds, and skill sets — all sharing a common passion for educating Baton Rouge’s youngest citizens:

  • Sarah Boudreaux
  • Richanne Caraway
  • Turishcheva White
  • Sheronica Daniels
  • Albert Dela Cruz
  • Tegan Hanson
  • Gregory Lewis
  • Michael Lowe
  • Mitch O’Brien
  • William Patrick
  • Justin Sharper
  • Aletha Spurel
  • Alexis Smith
  • Lenora Williams

Get Involved

Interested in being a part of the Department of Environmental Services (DES) School Outreach Program? Contact DES School Outreach Committee Chairman, Michael Lowe.