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Speaking Engagement Series Gets Community Involved With Boys Town

A new speaker series at Boys Town Louisiana is getting the New Orleans, Louisiana community involved with Boys Town.

“This series is a way of getting local individuals involved and vested in Boys Town’s mission,” said Darrell Johnson, Boys Town Louisiana Development Director, who came up with the idea to have the speaker series. “I thought it would be a good way to get the male Family-Teachers and young men in their homes together so that they could share a positive experience.”

Occurring monthly, Boys Town Louisiana has hosted a former foster child, local newscaster and a Lead Speaker for NOLA Dads, an agency that promotes positive ideas of fatherhood. Each session offers an educational experience and lends a hand in bringing together youth and staff to discuss topics such as career, life experiences and their dreams.

“The young men really embrace the experience and really enjoy the question and answer portion,” said Johnson.

Boys Town Louisiana will continue to host this event monthly until the end of the year. They already have a variety of speakers lined up, including a CPA and a gentleman who works for the NOLA Juvenile Probation Department.