Youth News for Dec. 14, 2012

Youth corps offers opportunities to spread good cheer

Youth Volunteer Corps of the Capital Area has designed holiday projects for youth volunteers to get involved in their community and spread good cheer through service.

The corps offers volunteer projects for youth ages 11 to 18 to serve on Saturdays, after school, in school and during the summer. Youth are welcome to sign up for just one project or as many as they want, and volunteers come from all over the Baton Rouge metropolitan area.

The December projects include:

Youth must sign up prior to serving on projects by contacting the program manager or team leaders at (225) 382-3512 or by emailing

Tara teams to represent La.

Two of Tara High School’s JROTC teams, the Armed and Unarmed drill teams, will represent Louisiana on April 6 in Louisville, Ky., at the 2013 U.S. Army Cadet Command JROTC Drill Championships, the East Baton Rouge Parish school system announced.

This annual Army JROTC competition is sponsored by the U.S. Army Cadet Command with Sports Network International tasked to serve as the event manager.

The “Army Nationals” are the annual home of the finest Army JROTC drill units in the country. Each year, many of the best U.S. Army JROTC programs will compete in both Armed and Unarmed competitions in this single-day event.

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Art school performances

Baton Rouge Center for Visual & Performing Arts School, 2040 South Acadian Thruway, will serve as host to these holiday-themed performances:

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