Volunteers of America of North Louisiana plan to expand their free after-school program

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 3:39pm

Volunteers of America of North Louisiana started a teen outreach program just last year that was a big hit. 

The program is designed to teach kids healthy behaviors, life skills, and a sense of purpose.

Last year over 200 teens registered for the program, but only about half of them could participate in the activities, which is why this fall they're uping their efforts to allow 200 teens to register as well as participate.

Program coordinator, Jennifer Stinson, hopes that different registration events play a part in helping them meet that goal. 

"The Teen Outreach Program is just an awesome thing to be apart of. It's a great thing to join especially if you're looking for something to be apart of and really get to find out who you are, who other people are and where they come from, and to see those differences," said Stinson.  

Caleb Holmes, an active teen in the program, says the program taught him how to open up and be appreciative of the small things.

"Within a few weeks of being in the program I really started to open up and it was a lot more fun, and we did a lot of things and I just grew and all kinds of great things," said Holmes. 

The teen outreach program is free and available for anyone between the ages of 12 and 17. 

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