LightHouse ballerinas prepare for their debut

Ballet slippers and a lot of practice have turned third and fourth graders into flowers, butterflies and bunnies ready for their stage debut. Since December, members of the Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet have worked with LightHouse students from Westwood Elementary...

New LightHouse program attracts teens

Shamonie Jones has been attending the LightHouse after-school program for as long as she can remember. Even as a senior, she loves the program but ROTC and other extra-curricular make it harder for her to attend. This year, with a grant from the Major League Baseball...

Junior League makes healthy choices fun

LightHouse kids looked like they were having fun as they swirled jump ropes and made new snacks, but it was all in the name of healthy living. In an effort to curb childhood obesity, the Junior League of Shreveport-Bossier brought its annual Kids in the Kitchen...

Children need mental health services too

Originally printed in The Times on Jan. 25, 2013: By Eddie Jenkins, director of behavioral health services Mental illness often only receives attention in light of tragedies such as the recent mass shootings. And then, the discussion usually reinforces stigmas and...
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