Luther Judson Price Middle School recently hosted a live video stream for the L.E.A.D (Launch, Expose, Advise, Direct) program. The L.E.A.D program empowers “an at risk generation to lead and transform their city” by providing mentoring opportunities and teaching students key skills, discipline and leadership through the sport of baseball.
The program has partnered with various APS schools since 2009 and has helped many student athletes graduate and receive college scholarships for baseball, but this is the first year the program has worked with Price.
The live video stream allowed young men at Price to participate in a discussion with L.E.A.D founder C. J. Stewart and Executive Director Kelli Stewart about mentoring.
In addition to mentoring, Bank of America employees recently spent the day at Price planting trees and landscaping. Price students, staff, members of Bank of America, Trees Atlanta, and American Forests came together to plant seven varieties of trees across the campus as part of an outreach program between the school and the other agencies.
Through the collaborative effort of Trees Atlanta and Seventh Grade Life Science Teacher, Ronald Miller, students were exposed to several activities and lessons examining trees and native plants. Seventh grader, Daquan Laney, enjoyed working with the Bank of America representatives and thought the activity was excellent.
Price Middle School is the first site in Atlanta to receive trees as part of the American Forest program. Representatives from the organization flew from as far as Washington, DC to plant trees with the students at Price.
“The goal of this project is to ensure that our communities in the South Atlanta area are equipped with the natural resources to improve the quality of life for future generations, ” said Mr. Duane Hale, first year principal at Price Middle School