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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Career Development Center Events

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Discovery Fest NOLA Information Table

Time: 11 am to 1:30 pm

Contact: Jill Boatright · boatrigh@loyno.edu · 504-865-3860

Location: 1st Floor Danna Student Center

DiscoveryFEST aims to provide quality afterschool, recess, and summer programs from experienced providers and qualified staff, featuring hands-on activities that build on what students learn in school. DiscoveryFEST is unique as it is not in one specific building or one single program. Rather, it is a network of providers that have made a commitment to introduce students to new worlds of enrichment.


  • A safe, enriching space for children in the hours when they are most at-risk.
  • Academic supports such as tutoring and collaborative efforts with students’ academic teachers
  • Engagement of the whole child, including physical activity, social-emotional learning, and health-and-wellness so that all children can explore and develop their own interests.
  • Single point of registration for access to multiple, hands-on afterschool activities
  • Improve the quality of existing programs by evaluating and working directly with providers to align opportunities with the principles of youth development that underlie youth success
  • Creation of new program slots where needed by helping enrichment providers increase their capacity by leveraging dedicated funds

Stop by the Discovery FEST NOLA information table to speak with a recruiter and to learn more about their opportunities and application process.