2019 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)

posted Feb 13, 2019, 3:10 PM by Kesha Simmons   [ updated Feb 13, 2019, 3:21 PM ]

Sophomores, are you looking to improve your leadership skills?  If so, check out thRotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) program at  The 2019 Camper Application is listed below.  RYLA is seeking well-rounded rising Juniors who are recognized leaders with leadership qualities. The all-expense-paid camp will be held in Dubach, Louisiana near Ruston, June 23-29, 2019.  Check it out!

Legislative Youth Advisory Council

posted Feb 13, 2019, 2:26 PM by Kesha Simmons   [ updated Feb 13, 2019, 2:29 PM ]

The Legislative Youth Advisory Council (LYAC) is open to high school students across the state. It begins in July with a two-day seminar at the capitol. The council then meets five times, every other month on Saturday at the Louisiana Municipal Association (LMA) building in Baton Rouge. The application and press release are attached. Applicants are scored based on their responses to the short answer questions and two letters of recommendation. The deadline to apply is March 22nd.

Free ACT Prep

posted Feb 2, 2019, 12:27 PM by Kesha Simmons   [ updated Feb 2, 2019, 12:35 PM ]

See the attachment for information on  free ACT tutoring sessions hosted by ACT Up!

Volunteers Needed: FAB Finds Resale Shop in Mall St. Vincent

posted Jan 24, 2019, 11:47 AM by Kesha Simmons

The YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. In 2018, the YWCA opened FAB Finds Resale Shop in Mall St. Vincent (near the Dillards end of the mall) to help raise funds for the organization.  With the proceeds from this venture, The YWCA of Northwest LA will be able to serve more women and girls in the community who are in need of counseling and support services.  

Our new resale shop needs volunteer support to help process donations and assist in the shop.  Fab Finds is open 7 days a week, so volunteer shifts are available after school hours and on the weekends.  To volunteer, please contact store managers Christina or Yvette at 318.751.9054, or Executive Director, Dr. Belinda Roberson, at 318.550.4417.

SOS (Signs of Suicide): Friends for Life

posted Jan 24, 2019, 10:21 AM by Kesha Simmons   [ updated Jan 24, 2019, 10:25 AM ]

SOS (Signs of Suicide): Friends for Life (Students Only)

When: January 28, 2019
Where: Caddo Magnet High School (Special Activity Period)
Why: Students will be taught to "Acknowledge, Care, and Tell" if a friend is in trouble

"Our Youth the Music of Tomorrow" - Talent Hunt

posted Jan 24, 2019, 10:12 AM by Kesha Simmons

“Our Youth the Music of Tomorrow”

Sponsored by Omega Psi Phi Fraternity-Rho Omega Chapter Shreveport, LA

“Creative and outstanding capacities in any honorable activity should be eligible for consideration.” This powerful statement proves true in our wonderful community. A tradition that dates back to April 19th, 1946 to give equal opportunity to American youths to develop and give full expression to their talents. The Talent Hunt Program has become one of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity’s National Projects. This would not be possible without help from wonderful people in the community believing in the potential of all of our children.







Participation in the Talent Hunt is open for the following of trained art:

Music: Vocal and instrumental; classical, semi-classical, gospel and jazz. A printed copy of the music (score) is required for the judges to analyze.

Interpretive Movement to Music: ballet, modern, dance and tap

Speech: Poetry, oration, monologue, etc. (printed script should be provided for each judge to analyze)

Visual Art: Sculpture, photography, drawing, and painting

 Let’s continue to give positive acknowledgment to the many talented young people in our community and keep traditions like this fun, safe and competitive. Encourage any talented youth you may know to participate. On behalf the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity many thanks in advance for your help in this matter.

Please submit all applications and parent consent forms by Monday, February 4, 2019

Please contact Mark Cooper at 318-820-7388 ( or Kary Landry 318-773-2959 ( for more details.   


SOS (Signs of Suicide): Training Trusted Adults

posted Jan 11, 2019, 2:00 PM by Kesha Simmons   [ updated Jan 11, 2019, 2:02 PM ]

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among people aged 11-18 (CDC, 2015)

Would you like to know how to detect the warning signs of suicidal behavior? Do you know what to do if you suspect someone may be suffering from depression and suicidal thought?

To learn more, please join us for an important seminar, hosted by CMHS Counselor Ms. Kesha Simmons, to learn how to recognize and act on the warning signs and symptoms of adolescent depression and suicide. You will also learn how Magnet High responds when students are struggling or in crisis. This seminar is part of a community-wide effort to protect our students who may be suffering or in danger.

SOS: Training Trusted Adults

Tuesday, 1/22, 6-7 p.m.

Caddo Magnet High School Library

Volunteers Needed: Christmas Festival

posted Dec 11, 2018, 12:45 PM by Kesha Simmons   [ updated Dec 11, 2018, 12:59 PM ]

Volunteers are needed for the 3rd Annual Shreveport Family Christmas Festival on Saturday, December 15.  The event is downtown in the Red River district from 2 to 8 p.m., but volunteers can work in shorter shifts.  

 If you have any questions, contact Candice Ratliff at 318-507-0644.

PreAct - Register Now!

posted Dec 5, 2018, 10:17 AM by Kesha Simmons

The PreACT will be administered at Caddo Parish Magnet High School on March 12th to any sophomore students who wish to take it.  The PreACT gives students the opportunity to experience a structured, timed test environment with ACT test-quality questions.  Taking the PreACT will help sophomore students get comfortable with the ACT test, understand how they’re doing in core subjects, identify areas where additional support may be necessary, and explore career possibilities.  Additionally, the PreACT will predict student performance on the ACT.  PreACT scores may be used to meet Dual Enrollment criteria.*

The cost of the PreACT test is $12.  Students may submit their registration form and $12 fee to Ms. Moore in the Counselor’s Complex beginning Thursday, December 6.  The deadline to register and pay is December 20.  

All sophomore students are highly encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity! 

 For more information on the benefits of taking the PreACT, check out Why take PreACT?  


posted Nov 30, 2018, 8:59 AM by Kesha Simmons

LEAPS, a workforce development initiative of Step Forward is looking for youth ages 15 to 18 to participate in a regional 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.

LEAPS is looking for members between the ages of 15 to 18 or in the 10th and 11th grades. Members must reside within LEAPS service area- Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Desoto, & Red River parishes. 
Youth from multicultural backgrounds and experiences, including but not limited to top achievers, non-traditional students (HiSet, GED, homeschool), teen parents, and youth leaders.

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