Touching Lives
 and Building
  in North and
  Central Louisiana

Glimpses of warm weather have us excited about new opportunities for you and our clients...  


In this issue:


musicMaking music in Highland

One student waits for his cue to play.
One student waits for his cue to play.


LightHouse students gathered in the basement of the Highland Center, each with a colored tube.


It looked like a recipe for a mock sword fight, but this is music class.


Dan Gibbs, music director at the Church for the Highlands, is now offering weekly music lessons to the elementary aged children at the Highland Center LightHouse. 


"Music is not just for musicians," he said. "It should be part of our nurturing." Read more...


ArtshowLoyola artists use their talents for good

Art show sponsors
Teacher Susan Brady, LightHouse coordinator Tammeshia Bolden and Art Club President Megan Mitton smile in front of the artwork Sunday.

Parents, art lovers and LightHouse supporters packed The Perfect Pair Sunday to bid on artwork by Loyola and LightHouse students.


The event was the brainchild of Loyola Senior and Art Club president Megan Mitton. Club members helped the LightHouse kids paint their pieces over the summer before compiling the collection for the sale.


By the end of the show, nearly everything was sold! Thank you and congratulations to the students for sharing their talent and all their hard work!


 DuckraceSponsor a duck, help a child

rubber duckA rubber duck could win you $10,000, and make a big difference in the lives of our LightHouse children.


The Rotary Club of Bossier City is holding its first annual Marshall Johnny Wyatt Memorial Duck Race on March 12. Ducks are $10 each and proceeds from the event will benefit Volunteers of America and the Gingerbread House.


Ducks will be on sale from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and March 5 at the Louisiana Boardwalk. They are also available from all members of the Bossier Rotary. Read more... 


tutorsLEAP Tutors needed


LEAP tutoring officially started last week, and bonds are already being formed as tutors encourage their students.


We could still use a few more especially at Westwood Elementary on Tuesdays.


Read more for details on how to get involved.



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Tour the Highland Center
11 a.m. Wednesday March 2
520 Olive St. 

The Highland Center offers the best overview of our programs for children, families and seniors.
Come visit and hear from a client who has been changed by our programs.

Happy Mardi Gras!
Look for Volunteers of America throws coming from the Church for the Highland's float at this year's Highland Parade!
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360 Jordan Street
Shreveport, Louisiana  71101