Young Audiences Charter Schools’ Lawrence D. Crocker Elementary Campus Gives Thanks to Singer Lauren Daigle
Daigle’s Price Foundation funds music program at school through Young Audiences of Louisiana’s Lights on After-school Program
Singer gave $75K to school at last Friday’s concert
Young Audiences of Louisiana recently hosted Lights On After-school awareness events for students at multiple campuses, as part of the national movement celebrating after-school programs and their important role in the lives of children, families and communities.
Most notable was the celebration at Young Audiences Charter Schools at Lawrence D. Crocker Elementary whose students paid tribute to local singer Lauren Daigle by painting her pictures of flowers. Daigle’s Price Foundation funds the music program at Crocker which began this year and is scheduled to serve students daily through summer 2022. This after-school program includes music instruction with drum line, guitar lessons and more.
“We are so thankful to Lauren Daigle for her contribution to our amazing after-school music program,” said YACS Crocker Principal Xaviera Ingram. “Our students are thriving in this life-changing after-school program. As an arts-integrated school, we know the benefits of music education. It allows children to not only develop musically, but also enlightens their math, reading, science and history skills…while having fun!”
Many Crocker students were excited for Daigle’s Nov. 6 concert at the Smoothie King Center, said Xaviera. At the concert, Daigle presented a $75,000 check to Young Audiences of Louisiana to help fund its after-school programs.
Daigle founded the Price Fund “to establish care for children, elderly, and those in need around the world through communal initiatives and outreach.”
The After-school Alliance organizes Lights On After-school to draw attention to the many ways after-school programs support students by offering them opportunities to learn new things and discover new skills. The events send a powerful message that millions more kids need quality after-school programs.
PICTURED IN ATTACHED PHOTO (l-r): Young Audiences Charter Schools at Lawrence D. Crocker Elementary students Caesar Smith , Kera Hayes, Darrielle Deal, Anthony Myles, Davvin Herring, Michael Bacchus, and Kay Davis with their flower thank you drawings for Lauren Daigle.
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