East Baton Rouge Parish School System (LA)

Community Connections

By working with Baton Rouge Community College's Associate of Science in Teaching (Grades 1-5), we are both providing additional opportunities for future teacher candidates to work with diverse populations so they can be better prepared outside of the standard teacher candidate experience. At the same time, we are community building-encouraging our students to become future classroom educators by introducing them to pathways to becoming teachers and giving college students a way to give back to the schools that helped them get where they are today.

Integrating college students into already established extended-day programs. These students will provide additional learning support to tutoring participants and their extended-day teachers. This opportunity provides the BRCC students community connections to encourage their foundation of teaching to enhance their understanding of pedagogy at a deeper level.