Kiwanis Club learns about Legacy Cafe, receives Distinguished Club recognition

The Kiwanis Club of Natchitoches had a great program on March 28. Dallas Russell with the Ben D. Johnson Educational Center was the guest speaker. Kiwanians and guests learned about the The Legacy Café and the Ben D. Johnson Educational Center located on 400 Martin Luther King Drive in Natchitoches.

Did you know that through the Legacy Cafe initiative, the Legacy Youth Workforce Development program was created? This initiative will provide students a training environment in an employment skills training and job placement program for the nearly 20% of young people between the ages of 16 and 24 in Natchitoches Parish. These individuals are considered “disconnected,” meaning out of work and school.

The goal of this program is to prepare the young people for employment in any sector where they can earn a living wage and receive benefits. Once trained, these individuals will be looking to work with local businesses in our area to take on internships to further their experience.

The Kiwanis Club of Natchitoches was recognized as a Distinguished Club for the 2017-2018 year. Pictured below are Kiwanis Lieutenant Governor for our district, Dion Boyett and current Kiwanis President, Rodney Boswell.

The Kiwanis Chili’s Give Back night will be on Thursday, April 4 from 4-10 p.m. Be sure to mention “Kiwanis Club of Natchitoches” when ordering while dining in or making a to go order and Chili’s will donate 10% of your ticket total to our club.


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