A national organization announced a charity event to benefit a Baton Rouge YMCA to help less fortunate children.
The Young, Black & Gifted Coalition, an activism and awareness group, announced a partnership with the Baranco Clark YMCA After School Programs.
The event will take place at 4556 Government Street from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event will include live music from local artists, live painting from young artists, giveaways from local businesses and more.
Admission to the event is $10 with a book donation and $15 without. The books will be donated to YMCA after school programs and will kick off a city-wide literacy campaign aiming to encourage youth to read more books in 2016.