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Caddo Schools ACEs Training

Caddo Schools ACEs Training

Laura Alderman gave an ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) presentation to nearly 150 school counselors as a part of Caddo Parish School's Trauma Informed School District Plan. More ACEs trainings will be conducted throughout the summer. Additionally, school staff...

TAC Speaks to Leadership Council

TAC Speaks to Leadership Council

Returning from their trip to San Antonio to speak at the International Youth Foundation's Strengthening Youth Opportunity in Rural America conference, the Teen Advisory Committee presented to Step Forward's Leadership Council about the issues they identified as most...

Crafting U Laptop Ceremony

Crafting U Laptop Ceremony

50 students from Keithville Elementary and Middle School, Fair Park Preparatory Academy, and Broadmoor Middle Laboratory School were awarded personal laptops after completing the Crafting U curriculum at an end of school year ceremony on Thursday, May 9th. The laptops...

Give for Good 2019

Give for Good 2019

Thank you to everyone who was a part of 2019's Give for Good! Step Forward raised $8,939 from 72 donors!  Laura Alderman and Kirk Reedstrom started the day bright and early with KTBS's morning news. Every hour, Step Forward highlighted one of the 49 collaborative...

TAC Speaks to Building Futures Network

TAC Speaks to Building Futures Network

The Teen Advisory Committee spoke to Step Forward's Building Futures Network Team about their perspectives with the challenges young people face in NWLA during the April Network Team Meeting. TAC Vice President, Robert Lawrence presented on issues including teen voter...

2019 Report to the Community

2019 Report to the Community

Thank you, Community Partners. Thank you to all of our community partners for attending our 2019 Report to the Community. A special thank you to our panelists and Southern University of Louisiana at Shreveport for hosting the event. Over one hundred attendees gathered...

Laura Alderman Speaks to Medical School Students at LSUSHC

Laura Alderman Speaks to Medical School Students at LSUSHC

Laura Alderman spoke to medical students at LSUSHC during grand rounds. Alderman spoke about Adverse Childhood Experiences, and what Northwest Louisiana is doing to address ACEs. The conversation included an introduction to Step Forward's NWLA Thrive project.

Teen Advisory Committee Meeting

Teen Advisory Committee Meeting

The NWLA Teen Advisory Council met on the March 11th on LSUS' campus. During the two hour meeting, members met with adult advisors from area nonprofits including the Renzi Art and Education Center, The Community Foundation of Northwest Louisiana, the Gingerbread...

Smart City: Workforce Analysis Workshop

Smart City: Workforce Analysis Workshop

Step Forward co-hosted Shreveport's first Smart City: Workforce Analysis workshop with the City of Shreveport, and partners including the International Youth Foundation, NLEP, the Greater Shreveport Chamber, Shreveport-Bossier African American Chamber of Commerce, and...