Brian Metoyer and Erin Ledet spoke to the Natchitoches Jr. High School’s JAG Program in the month of January. They talked to students about self understanding and values. Values allow the students to think critically about things that they deem good, right and important to them. The guest speakers also opened and expanded students’ vocabulary in that they now understand the word value is not always used in terms of monetary items.
Brian Metoyer, a native of Natchitoches, was drafted in the MLB to the New York Mets. Metoyer spoke to the students about tenacity and setting and accomplishing goals. Erin Ledet, a recruiter for the Youth Challenge Program, discussed the importance of an education, academic excellence, and community involvement.