The LightHouse

The LightHouse, our quality afterschool and summer program, provides academic, social, and emotional support for children, teens, and families in need.

Here for Every Student.

For the 2023-2024 school year, the LightHouse operates inside the following 8 Caddo Parish schools:

Atkins ElementaryFair Park Preparatory Academy
Booker T. Washington High SchoolJ.S. Clark Elementary
Broadmoor Stem AcademyOak Park Elementary
Creswell ElementaryWestwood Elementary

Additionally, the LightHouse operates three community sites:

  • Downtown LightHouse, 802 Travis Street, Shreveport, Louisiana 
  • Bossier City LightHouse, 2101 Scott Street, Bossier City, Louisiana, and
  • Teen Club, located in the Highland Center, 520 Olive Street, Shreveport Louisiana

At the LightHouse, students receive assistance with homework and a FREE hot meal! They also participate in academic and cultural enrichment activities including: ELA, math, STEM, financial literacy, physical fitness, character education, cooking, yoga, drama, and more, many provided through partnerships with other community organizations.

There is no such thing as no homework! – Site Coordinator, the LightHouse.

Camp Glow: LightHouse Summer Program!

Summer 2023 was a lot of fun for our LigthHouse kids! Camp Glow, the four-week summer LightHouse program, took place at Atkins Elementary. Led by the LightHouse staff, it was truly a collaborative effort across many Volunteers of America North Louisiana programs, including Communities In Schools, Youth Behavioral Health, and Choice Neighborhood. 

Enrichment activities included dance, field trips, S.T.E.M., a spelling bee content, a talent show, basketball lessons, and an epic glow-in-the-dark party! Also, a special thank you to our community partners, Jubilee Petting Zoo, L.O.V.E on Canvas, and many more for making it a summer to remember!

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