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Capital Area Promise - Leaders Offer Update on Progress

On Thursday, Jan. 28, education leaders of Baton Rouge will gather to share updates and key data points to the community on the Capital Area Promise, a joint initiative to create more college and career pathways for students in Greater Baton Rouge. Through the day, there will be a range of presentations and virtual sessions to highlight the work of the Promise, as well as programming for community members. Here is an outline:

1 p.m - Promise’s Core Team will formally present the report and take questions from constituents, community members, and local media. 

4 – 5:30 p.m - Partners will present “Pathways to Success: Promoting College and Career Readiness,” a presentation & discussion for teachers across the region.  This session will highlight resources teachers can share with students as they transition from secondary to postsecondary education. Presenters will also share resources available to teachers for their continued professional development. Co-presenters are Debra Wilkerson (East Baton Rouge Parish School System), Dr. Frank Neubrander (LSU), and Dr. Sarah Barlow (Baton Rouge Community College). 

6 p.m. – 8 p.m - Partners will present “Keeping the Promise, a conversation with students and families. This session will connect students and families with admissions and financial aid staff to share important information and answer questions. Topics include dual enrollment, workforce skills, and completing the FAFSA. Co-presenters include representatives from LSU Enrollment Management, Southern University Admissions & Recruitment, and the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance, or LOSFA. To join, click here.

For more questions regarding the “Progress on the Promise” event or the Capital Area Promise, contact Brandon Smith, LSU director of community and education partnerships, at (225) 578-8699 or