2019 Report to the Community

Thriving children create a thriving community. Are all of our NWLA children thriving? Come find out what the new data says and how you can make a difference on April 24. Step Forward will present its annual Report to the Community: Prognosis for our Children on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Southern University’s Jackson Building. A light breakfast will be served.

JOIN THE TEEN ADVISORY COMMITTEE

THE TEEN ADVISORY COMMITTEE (TAC) is a youth advisory board to the Leadership Council at Step Forward. Members meet regularly to discuss policy planning and programming in the community concerning local teens. Membership provides a valuable opportunity for teens to participate in the democratic process, interact with City leaders and impact important decisions.

We all have a huge stake in the healthy development of every child.

Dr. Jack Shonkoff, Director
Harvard Center on the Developing Child

School Readiness Tax Credits

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Coming Soon: FAFSA Training Team

Look for this public service message on early brain development, sponsored by a generous grant from the Committee of One Hundred.

Cradle To Career Report Card

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Kindergarten Readiness

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Third Grade Reading

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High School Graduation

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Percent Employed, Ages 20-24

Thriving children create a thriving community.
For many Northwest Louisiana children, success is far from guaranteed.

17.6%

of adults 18 to 24 years have less than a high school diploma or equivalency.

21.7%

of adults ages 18 to 29 have an associate’s degree or higher.

We are a catalyst for working together across sectors and geographical lines to prepare the students of Bossier, Caddo, DeSoto & Webster parishes for academic achievement, productive citizenship, and global competitiveness, from cradle to career.

Thanks to the generous support of:

The Carolyn W. and Charles T. Beaird Family Foundation
The Committee of One Hundred, Inc.
The Community Foundation of North Louisiana
The Grayson Foundation
United Way of Northwest Louisiana
Capital One
The Women’s Philanthropy Network
Individual Community Donors
International Youth Foundation