The soiree benefits Youth Oasis, a local, non-profit organization located in mid-city Baton Rouge. It is the mission of Youth Oasis to provide necessary support to runaway, abandoned and homeless youth and assist them in transitioning back into the community in a positive role. BREC supports the efforts of Youth Oasis by helping all youth work in a positive role within their communities.
Wear red and black to show your support for this worthy cause and celebrate the Valentine’s Day season. Youth Oasis staff will accept donations at the event. Donation items can include clothing, educational items, gift cards and personal hygiene supplies.
This event is open to youth ages 15-18 years old and the fee is $5 per person, with a school I.D. BREC will provide prizes, music and food.
For more information on BREC’s Red and Black Soiree, call 225-272-9200, ext. 575 or visit brec.org.
It is the BREC mission to provide parks and recreational opportunities for all citizens of East Baton Rouge Parish.
Celebrate Black History Month by attending BREC’s Seventh Annual Black History Celebration on Feb. 17 from 6:30-8 p.m. at Independence Park Theatre and Cultural Center, 7800 Independence Blvd.
The program, entitled "She sat. He walked. He ran. The str uggle still goes on," reflects on the contributions made by African-Americans in East Baton Rouge Parish and around the world. School, church and community groups will perform skits reflecting on the contributions made by African Americans.
The ceremony will honor Dr. Brandon K. Dumas, Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at Southern University and Tasha Clark-Amar, CEO/Executive Director of the East Baton Rouge Council on Aging. This event is free and open to all ages.
For more information on BREC’s Black History Program, call 225-272-9200, ext. 541 or visit brec.org.
It is the BREC mission to provide parks a nd recreational opportunities for all the residents of East Baton Rouge Parish.