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African American Resource Center

Summer in the AARC, 2005

Throughout the summer, the African American Resource Center sponsored numerous programs for students. These programs consisted of lectures, craft programs, and film showings on African American culture.

Here Students from L. B. Landry Urban Heart Summer Camp use their imaginiation to create African masks.

Students from L. B. Landry Urban Heart Summer Camp show off the African masks that they have colored.


Mr. Glen Richard of Chase Bank spoke to students from Tambourine and Fan Summer Camp about banking and saving during the program "Kids and Banking" held on June 23rd. Students learned how to calculate interest, write checks, and the importance of starting a bank account.

Mr. Glen Richard of Chase Bank shows a student from Tambourine and Fan Summer Camp how to calculate interest rates during the program Kids and Banking.


Mr. Ronald Lewis of the Choctaw Hunters gave an oral history of the New Orleans Mardi Gras Indians to students from St. John Community Center and St. John # 5 Camp Ace on June 30.

Students from St. John Community Center and St. John # 5 Camp Ace examine costume pieces that were sewn by Mardi Gras Indian , Mr. Ronald Lewis.


Mark Gordon from Liberty Bank held a computer class for youth in Main's Technology Center on July 12 .

JoAnn Allen and Ms. Henrietta Kinney assisting students from St. John Community Center with a computer class that was taught by Mark Gordon of Liberty Bank.

Mark Gordon from Liberty Bank and Youth Director, LilJosie Thompkins from St. John Community Center with students during a computer class.


Nutritionist, Sheila White, LDN, RD, presented the "Five a Day" Fruits and Vegetables and Fitness program to St. John Community Center students on July 14. Here students get moving and learn the value of exercise in their daily routine.

Students are encouraged to learn more about nutrition and health by reading books that provide more information on healthy lifestyles.

A student from St. John Community Center smells a peach during a segment of the program "Five a Day" Fruits and Vegetables.


On July 28, students from St. John Community Center look on as presenter, Mr. Reed Dorty, local artist, recites and acts out poems written by renown poet/writer Langston Hughes.

Students participate in reciting poetry as they learn more about the famous Harlem Renaissance Poet, Langston Hughes .

Students get ready to recite a poem.

Mr Dorty questions students from St. John Community Center about the life of poet/writer Langston Hughes.


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8/7/2005