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Local organizations partner up to host outreach event in Lafayette

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Posted at 8:40 PM, Oct 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-16 21:40:27-04

A family outreach enrichment event was held today as part of the Lafayette Parks and Recreation Department's BATA (Building Adults Through Athletics).

The Family Outreach Enrichment Program is intended to meet the educational needs of parents and the physical, social, educational, and health needs of the kids.

For this event, the SMILE Community Action Agency, Lafayette City Police, and South Louisiana Community College partnered with Lafayette Parks and Rec in an effort to reach out and try to offer assistance to the citizens of Lafayette. Educational opportunities, tuition assistance for qualified applicants, and youth basketball registration for young adults were just some of the resources available during the event.

The event was entitled "Bridging the Gap: Creating #EverydayExcellence through Academics and Athletics."

Taking place this afternoon at Holy Family Apartments, LPD Command Staff and police officers walked the complex to visit with residents, listen to any concerns, and introduce themselves.

Walter Guillory, Recreational Supervisor for Lafayette Parks and Recreation, explained how he believes this event will help children in the community.

"The holistic approach of helping the kids to be productive citizens by bringing these partners together, we think is going to make the kids more well-rounded."