Ironhead Youth Development Program Introduced to Kiwanis Club

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BOM is proud to continue our sponsorship of the Annual Trista Tyler Memorial Scholarship Fund. The Scholarship was established in memory of Trista LeAnne Tyler who passed away in June of 2003. The Scholarship committee awards $500 scholarships at each Winn Parish High School. In the photo from left to right: Lenette Washington and Karen Tyler.

Judge Anastasia Wiley introduced the Ironhead Youth Development program to the Kiwanis Club Monday, April 15 th . This is a children and youth mentorship program. The program was started by LJ Taylor in Jena in 2016 and in Winnfield in 2017. Mr. Taylor is employed at the Federal Prison in Pollock. They have done a couple of programs at the City Court which is how they came to Judge Wiley’s attention.

The program is non-profit and is for at risk kids (anything at school) and an outlet for parents. These are kids who are victims of their circumstances. This program encourages youth to be the best person they can.

LJ Taylor presented a slide show about the Ironhead Youth Development Program. Each letter of IRONHEAD has a meaning. I stands for Invigorate the mind to believe that anything is possible. R is to establish Respect. O stands for Optimal health, being fit enough to endure peaks and valleys. N is Nourishment for the mind, body and soul. H is to Honor pain which produces results. E is to Encourage will and to comprehend failure.


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