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Forum 35 Announces 2017 Public Education Project

Friday, July 14, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Angela Schifani
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BATON ROUGE– Forum 35 is kicking off the annual Public Education Project (PEP) with Merrydale Elementary by hosting a renovation project at the school onSaturday, July 29, 2017 from 8 am to 4 pm.


Thisprojectis designed to enhance the physical surroundings of Merrydale Elementary school; providing scholars with an upgraded, organized & well-kept learning environment. The outcome of thisprojectcould potentially strengthen the selected school and increase the desire to perform with excellence.


This year Forum 35 plans to have teams work on specificprojectareas for the day.The goal is to be as accommodating to people’s schedules and work preferences as possible while still accomplishing a large number of tasks within the course of a day.


Renovation activities for the day may include but are not limited to:

  • Repainting classrooms
  • Repainting the playground map of the United States and basketball court
  • Repairing benches
  • Repairing, repainting and replanting school gardens and planters

In order to be as effective as possible, Forum 35 seeks volunteers. To register, please Those interested can alsoRSVP on Facebook.


About PEP


PEP is for those who believe that we can make a difference in public education.PEP is a continuation of the Autonomous School Network Project since 2007.


Forum 35 recognizes that a strongpubliceducationsystem is essential for economic prosperity, social equity, and active civic engagement. PEP aims to support progressive and innovativeeducationreform initiatives by providing committed volunteers and resources, as well as engaging other organizations and community leaders in a collaborative community-wide effort.


About Forum 35


Forum 35 is an all-volunteer community of young men and women improving Baton Rouge. Forum 35 is a nonprofit organization that depends on individual membership and the generosity of corporate partners includingEnterprise, Iberville Bank, L'Auberge Casino, The Water Institute of the Gulf, James Bayard: Capital Wealth Asset Management, Blue Cross Blue Shield of LA, Tipton Associates, Perkins Rowe, Saurage Rotenberg, Flores MBA Program, DIG, UPS Store and Whitney Bank.



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