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Young Audience Charter School at Crocker to Hold Black History Month Parade on February 3

Date: February 2nd, 2023

Contact: Heather Harper at or (504) 289-0499 / Megan Davis at or (504) 265-3989

Young Audience Charter School at Crocker to Hold Black History Month Parade on February 3

Parade will include traditional attire, second lines, Mardi Gras indians and marching bands

WHAT: Young Audiences Charter School at Lawrence D. Crocker will hold a Black History Month Parade to kick off the month’s celebrations.  There will be performances by Second Line organizations, Indian tribes, and staff and students  in Social Clubs.  The Crocker band and other local marching units will have a section in the parade. 

Students will be dressed in African/traditional attire. Each grade will represent the following country or city:  Prek- Liberia, Kinder- Ghana, 1st Grade- South Africa, 2nd Grade- Rwanda, 3rd Grade-Tanzania, 4th Grade-Senegal, 5th Grade- Kenya, 6th Grade- Ethiopia, 7th Grade- Nigeria, 8th Grade- New Orleans.

WHEN: Friday, February 3, 2pm – 3:15pm

WHERE: Young Audiences Charter School (YACS) at Lawrence D. Crocker

2301 Marengo St., New Orleans, LA 

The parade will begin at the school and extend around the 4 blocks of the school’s perimeter between Lasalle, Marengo, General Taylor, and S. Liberty Streets. 


Opened in 2013, Young Audiences Charter Schools are open enrollment, arts-integrated charter schools operating in Jefferson and Orleans Parish.  Recent research shows that students at schools with an arts-integrated curriculum scored higher on standardized tests and academic measures than those at other types of schools, including academic magnet schools. (PAIR, 2013) Additionally, students involved in the arts have better attendance, fewer behavior referrals, increased class participation, and are more likely to report a love of learning.

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