The Southwest Center for Rural Initiatives to host Career Day, May 17 - Thursday, May 12, 2011
The Southwest Center for Rural
Initiatives Y.E.S. After-School program will host a Career Day on
Tuesday, May 17, 2011 from 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. for enrolled students ages
6-14. Local professionals from various career fields will participate
and provide hands-on demonstrations, including a police officer, a
fireman, entrepreneurs, a beautician, a judge, a chef, a funeral
director, an attorney, a coach, a doctor, and a dentist.
in Opelousas, the Southwest Center for Rural Initiatives serves a
10-parish region. It operates as a satellite entity of the SU Ag Center
whose mission is to conduct basic and applied research and to
disseminate information to the citizens of Louisiana in a manner that is
useful in addressing their scientific, technological, social, economic
and cultural needs.
The Southwest Center coordinates and links
university-based needs and strategies to address the current status of
socioeconomic conditions, with particular emphasis on rural and
persistent poverty areas. Wanda Burke serves as director.
For more information, contact: Edna Lastrapes Johnson at 337-943-2410.