of enthusiastic volunteers have been busy working on an outdoor puppet theater
building for the Young Audiences Charter School at Kate Middleton, in Gretna,
LA. The Young Audiences Charter School program is an arts integrated
curriculum, the only one currently in Jefferson Parish. Young Audiences
of Louisiana is a local non-profit with affiliates across the country. Young
Audiences Charter School at Kate Middleton caters to the very young age of
Pre- K4 to 5th Grade levels.
the help of Mathes Brierre Architects providing a plan and several other Young
Audiences volunteers, Broadmoor’s Richard Rogers, Terry Perkins, John Allwein, Chad Perkins,
Mike Geeck, Melquis Martinez, Blake Starkley and Roy Mouledous all contributed
time and material to construct an exciting outdoor theater for the students.
pictured here are from the left: John Allwein (BRM), Elizabeth Chin (MB), Adam
Parker (YA),Angela Morton (MB),
Carly Rogers (YA), Richard Rogers (BRM), Steve Rooney (YA), Phil Bloomberg
(YA), (not pictured is Scott Evans of Mathes Brierre). With the ultimate goal
of helping Young Audiences Charter School with their facility development, this
team has contributed time and expertise on building the outdoor Puppet Theater at the school. The children are already having fun-filled learning experiences
in their new creative theater..
Young Audiences program has affiliates across the nation with a mission to
provide an enhanced educational experience for all school age children through
acreative, nurturing and
their website at http://www.yacharterschool.org and learn about this program at http://www.youngaudiences.org.