Rayville non-profit teaching children how to become leaders

Published: Jul. 21, 2021 at 7:14 PM CDT
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RAYVILLE, La. (KNOE) - A non-profit organization is providing mentoring and life skills to children in Rayville. It’s called the Cool Kids Incorporation. The organization is teaching children are learning how to become leaders.

The Co-owner says the children are our future, and it’s important to educate them so they can become successful. The organization is instilling confidence among kids through positive statements and teaching them entrepreneurship skills.

One parent says she is happy someone is teaching kids these important life skills.

“Cool Kids is a great thing for virtual and getting the kids into a program so they won’t be on the streets during the summertime. They are actually doing everything education-wise,” said Erica Williams.

Students are also receiving all these services for free, including breakfast and lunch. Co-Owner Jordan Hubbard says a unique part of the program allows kids to display and sell their artwork.

“What we do is we give them the opportunity to paint their paintings, put them in the window and the community comes in and they pay for their paintings, or maybe buy a painting. It gives them an opportunity to buy school clothes, school supplies, and all of that,” he said.

People are excited to see how the program is changing their community.

“From what I see it’s a beautiful thing. The kids are tutoring. They are having things to do outdoors because it’s not a whole lot for kids to do,” Colleen Smith, a Community Member said.

The summer program is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The After-School Enrichment will begin once school starts. The dates and times will be Monday-Friday from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

You can sign up for the program here.

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