Happy Friday RMS Family:
Our students continue to amaze me! They came to me last week, knowing I spent 15 years in Louisiana, and asked how they could help in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida. They had contacted our cafe director Austin Jacobs (a self described “northern man with a southern soul”) about offering a gumbo dinner, but needed a contact “down the bayou.”
I remembered a remarkable teacher with whom I had worked for two years at my old school. Dustin LaFont is a gifted educator and dedicated community organizer who not only runs a successful non profit organization (Front Yard Bikes) in the inner city of Baton Rouge, but also has deep ties in the decimated communities of Houma and LaPlace. I knew that relief resources sent to Dustin would help those most in need.
As a result of our student’s work, we would like to invite you to our Gumbo dinner for South Louisiana.
I cannot thank our students and Austin enough for their dedication and organization. Please consider coming by RMS next Thursday night to partake in some southern Louisiana fare and raise money for Dustin’s non profit organization. More information about his organization is below.
His TED talk about how he started his organization:
Front Yard Bikes website:
Thank you to this wonderful community as we continue to stay safe, be well, and take care of each other.