Thu, 23 June, 2022

Disconnected Youth Community Networking Meetings Scheduled

Disconnected Youth Community Networking Meetings Scheduled

Meet organizations serving youth; interested in collaborating

As part of its Economic Development Initiative, The Rapides Foundation has developed strategies to address youth and young adults ages 16-24 who are neither working nor pursuing an education or training, a group sometimes referred to as "disconnected youth."

In July, the Foundation will host multiple community networking opportunities to allow organizations who are working with disconnected youth to meet each other, introduce themselves and their programs, and discuss gaps that they see in connecting young adults to services. 

The meetings are open to any organization working with youth or those interested in applying for the Foundation's new Reconnecting Cenla Program Grant funding opportunity. To learn more about the new funding opportunity, CLICK HERE.

The meetings are free and open to the public, but registration is required to provide a headcount for the meal served at the event. Please see the schedule below and click the appropriate link to register for the meeting(s) of your choice. If you have questions, please contact Program Officer Matt LaBorde at 318-767-3003 or

Community Networking Event Schedule:

Parish  Date Time Location Address Registration Link
 Vernon July 11     Noon Hampton Inn
136 Express Blvd,

Click to Register 
 LaSalle July 12  8:30am LaSalle Parish Library 3165 N. 1st St.,

Click to Register
 Winn July 12 Noon Winn Parish Library

200 N. Saint John St., 

Click to Register
 Avoyelles July 13 Noon Avoyelles Parish Library

660 N. Main St.,

Click to Register 
 Grant July 14 8:30am   Grant Parish School

512 Main St.,

Click to Register 
 Rapides July 14  Noon The Rapides Foundation   
1101 4th St.,

Click to Register
 Catahoula July 19 Noon First Baptist Church  600 Bushley St.,
Click to Register 
 Allen July 20 8:30am    Mowad Civic Center  213 S. 10th St.,

Click to Register
 Rapides July 20 Noon Rapides Parish Library,
Johnson Branch

1610 Veterans Dr.,
Click to Register
 Natchitoches    July 21 Noon Merci Beaucoup 127 Church St., 

Click to Register



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