'Big Baby' helps Make-A-Difference in BR early learning

Friday, October 21, 2011 - 9:02pm

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) — Glen “Big Baby” Davis launched the Imagination Library today at Istrouma Early Head Start. The nationwide program gives age-appropriate books to kids five and under every month.

The program helps to encourage reading as a way of improving early childhood development.

The United Way helped bring the former LSU basketball star to the local pre-school for the organization's Make-A-Difference Day

“We've talked for a long time about the problems in education and we've got to start finding the ways to make a difference,” Karen Profita, CEO of Capitol Area United Way, said. “This is one of those ways. This is a way that people can be involved. It's a very easy thing to do and it has a lasting impact."

Over 50 volunteers spending their day reading in over 44 classrooms.


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