Baton Rouge teens help community through summer programs

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Baton Rouge teens are applying some of the lessons they learned at summer camp.

For the past two months, teens have been participating in the Level Up! Program. This is a partnership between the Baton Rouge Mayor's Office and the Big Buddy program that allows the students to learn skills that will help them succeed after high school.

On Thursday, teens prepared more than 500 "Survival Kits" for the homeless.

"It's important for two reasons," says project manager Alayna Davis, "It's important for two reasons. It keeps our students safe during the summer, and it gives them opportunities they would not otherwise have."

Davis says that the students intern for 20 hours a a week during the summer and that the community service project is a good way for them to give back to the community with skills they have acquired.

More information about the Level Up! Program can be found at their website HERE.

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