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Photo Friday: Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service Comes to Capitol Middle

April 4, 2014

by Juliette Rocheleau, corps member proudly serving on the JPMorgan Chase Team at Capitol Middle School

Things were really blooming at Capitol’s garden on Tuesday, April 1. In honor of Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service, Mayor Kip Holden paid a visit to the Capitol Middle School community garden, where he along with City Year AmeriCorps members, Senior Corps Members, Foster Grandparents, and Delta Service Corps he planted hot peppers and zucchini with assistance from Garden Club president, eighth grader Gregory Johnson.

The Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service highlights the value and impact of national service to the nation’s cities and demonstrates that by unleashing the power of citizens, AmeriCorps and Senior Corps programs have a positive and lasting impact – making our cities better places to live

After the planting, Mayor Holden had a discussion with members from Student Council, Girls On The Run, Men’s Capitol C.O.R.P. and Girl Talk, extra curricular groups geared toward behavior coaching, leadership, team building and getting kids active. The students had the chance to ask the mayor their own questions about leadership, his career and growing up in Baton Rouge. Thank you to Mayor Holden for engaging our students!
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