Students to Perform at Lundi Gras Fest

Students from the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) have been selected by the Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club to perform on the Frito Lay Children’s Stage at the 20th Annual Lundi Gras Fest. The free public event will be held on Monday, February 11, 2013, at Woldenberg Park.

Groups from two JPPSS schools will participate: Young Audiences Brazilian Dance and Drum from Lincoln Elementary School for the Arts and Young Audiences African Dance and Drum from Woodmere Elementary School. Both performances will begin at 1:00 p.m.

All of the performing students are members of after school and summer programs run by Young Audiences of Louisiana, which partners with JPPSS to provide arts education and integration programs in several district schools. Students involved in the program have shown improved test scores, fewer absences, and a significant decrease in disciplinary actions.