Author: Jennifer Hill

A Shreveportrait: Tracy Thomas

Tracy Thomas can pinpoint the moment the idea for his non-profit Project of Love Music began. He was in a room at MD Anderson in 2012, waiting to hear if the kidney cancer he had been clear of for the previous thirteen years had come back. “The big head of the department was going to come in,” he recalls, “and we’re sitting there, my wife and I. I told myself, ‘If he comes in and I get a clean bill of health, I’m going to dedicate myself to love.’” Tracy pauses. “And then I said, ‘No, I’m going to...

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It Takes A Village

For many parents, activities after school for children are intended to enrich their intellectual, leadership, and/or physical skills, knowledge, self-confidence and health. Engaging in extracurricular activities is not only good for the personal development of school age children, but it will also hopefully give them a leg up for getting into college and receiving scholarships to help pay for their tuition. Afterschool programs also provide a supervised, structured and safe place for children to spend their time when their parents are working. For many families, however, afterschool programs serve an additional purpose. Afterschool programs are where children are in...

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