There are just two weeks left until thousands of volunteers head out to give eight Lafayette schools some TLC. LeRosen Prep is one of those schools, and School
Resource Officer Corporal Dwight Huval says these improvements are vital to the alternative learning environment.
"We get a very large span of kids all the way from K-5 to 12th grade so that needs so many different types of resources. The things you use for little kids is not the same thing you use for high schoolers," says Huval.
One of those needs is weight lifting equipment, which students are encouraged to use by drill instructors at LeRosen.
"Just getting in a gym and pushing around some weights can take some frustration out and if you take a second to get that frustration out it can help you focus on your education," says Cpl. Huval.
Love Our Schools is prepared to help. From physical training gear to fresh landscaping to paint touch ups, all of the work put into this school will lend to the structure that's necessary to keep the program running smoothly.
"It's very different from most of the regular schools we have in Lafayette Parish but a lot of our kids really thrive on that structured environment, so that's the thing we strive to provide here is a nice structured environment with as little distractions as possible so they can focus on their education," says Huval.
To get involved visit the Love Our Schools Foundation website.