- Drug Awareness Month!!!
Ribbon Week:?October 25 through October 29
Sports Academy?participated in Red Ribbon Week,?October
25th through October 29th, 2004.?Red Ribbon Week?is
a week set aside to focus on substance abuse prevention
by involving?youth and their parents in activities/programs
aimed at educating them on the horrors of substance
usage.?Programs, such as Just Say No, teaches the
students why not to?become a substance user/substance
abuse statistic and how to handle the peer pressure
that comes along with drugs & alcohol.
Sports Academy held its' Red Ribbon Week closing?activity
on October 29th, 2004.?In conjunction with Metro Health
(Baton Rouge), the Academy hosted?a "Just Say No"
Drug Rally complete with a guest speaker to discuss
his experience with Alcohol and Drugs.?Mrs. Lolis,
Program Director of Metro Health,? involved the kids
in games that centered around the slogan, "Be Smart,
Don't Start".?Everyone had a great time and gained
Thank you Metro Health and all participants
for making this week a very educational and fun week!!!
Remember: "BE SMART, DON'T START!!!"
The purpose of the seminars is to pass on education,
information, and assistance to our youth that participate
in the Scotlandville Sports Academy?s sports programs.
The Lift Every Voice and the Fundamental Friday Seminar
Series are held during basketball and football seasons,
respectively. Youth have an opportunity to learn from
inspirational & professional speakers about Safety,
Careers, Leadership, Morals/Values, and Self Discipline.
Independent seminars are presented as follows: Team
Work - April at the Scotlandville - 72nd Street BREC
Park; Fitness ? October at the Scotlandville - 72nd
Street BREC Park; Louisiana Safe Night ? October at
the Scotlandville - 72nd Street BREC Park; Hygiene ?
November at the North Baton Rouge Community Center;
Study Skills ? August at the North Baton Rouge Community
Center; Nutrition ? December at the North Baton Rouge
This new program is called "We Worship" and it will
fall under the category of Educational Activities in
our current program structure.?As coaches we have trained
our youth to "practice together" and "play together",
so with the "We Worship" program we will help introduce/train/guide/foster
the importance of "praying together".?The implementation
of this program is very simple, we all go to church
together at least once during a season.?There is no
maximum number of times we can attend service together
but the minimum number?will be?one.? The denomination
or church does not matter, that will be decided by the
active coaches during that season.?This will be a mandatory
activity for all who participate in that overall seasonal
activity.?For example, all?PeeWee/Junior/Senior basketball
players and PeeWee/Junior/Senior cheerleaders &
mascots will be required to participate during basketball
season.?We?will put forth the same effort we give in
preparing our kids?for game day in getting them to participate
in this program as well.?We will give respect to any
differences in religious belief.? We are not a religious
based organization, but we all share the common knowledge
that we are all children of GOD.?It is not a board's
directive but a heavenly directive that we share this
with our children.?"Raise the child in the path he/she
should go and they shall never stray."?The date for
implementation?of this new program was Sunday,?February
here for the Academy's Prayer >>>
The purpose of the banquets is to award youth who otherwise
would not have an opportunity to receive special recognition.
The banquets will be held after each Sport?s season.
Scotlandville Sports Academy serves as host to numerous
events surrounding the various sports programs offered.
These events are provided to introduce an otherwise
underserved community with positive community oriented
activities. These events are as follows:
» Football Bowl Games
» Baseball, Basketball, & Golf Tournaments
» NFL Punt, Pass, & Kick Competition
» Family All Star Weekend (to promote maintenance
of two parent families and the encouragement of strong
» Pep Rallies
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