Sponsored: After successful Legislative tenure, Kevin Pearson seeks new opportunity on Public Service Commission | Sponsored: Kevin Pearson

Editor’s Note

This article is paid for by Kevin Pearson, candidate for the Louisiana Public Service Commission.

Throughout his life, Kevin Pearson has been active in his community. He was president of the Slidell Rotary Club and a board member of the East St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce, Florida Parishes Juvenile Detention Center and Leadership Northshore. But he had never truly considered politics until 2007.

That year, Pearson’s daughter was a high school senior who had her eye on attending LSU. Pearson was proud, but he knew Louisiana ranked at the bottom of most national lists that ranked education, the economy and quality of life.

“I just kept thinking that my daughter was going to go to LSU, get a degree and then move to Texas to get a job,” Pearson recalled. “We were seeing it time and time again. We provide a good education, then that person moves to

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Help kids learn about government operations with this week’s free learning resources | Sponsored: The Community Bank

Editor’s Note

This article is brought to you by CLB The Community Bank.

The school year looks different for Louisiana families, as many districts are using either a complete online or hybrid learning model. To help parents and teachers, LPB and the Department of Education have developed dozens of academic resources for kids of all ages.

The Advocate, The Acadiana Advocate and The New Orleans Advocate | The Times-Picayune are pleased to partner with LPB and CLB The Community Bank to share these resources with families. Each week, our websites and social media channels will feature a list of resources for students, plus tips for parents and educators. Just click on the grade level and program name to go to that resource.

The Advocate group is Louisiana’s largest news group and is proud to be Louisiana-owned, with a combined reach of more than 10 million unique users each month on

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Get the kids and the whole family active with online Kids on the Geaux, launching October 5 | Sponsored: Woman’s Foundation

A virtual program throughout the month of October aims to help Acadiana children and teens become more active and practice healthy habits.

Woman’s Foundation, Inc. has hosted the Kids on the Geaux program for several years through in-person classes. Because of COVID-19 restrictions, this version of the program will be online. The four-week program begins October 5 and includes one evening session each Monday in October. Children and at least one parent must participate in all sessions. There is a $35 fee for the program, which includes learning materials for all four sessions.

The program will address fitness, nutrition and behavior modification education for all children, but particularly those who are at risk for complications from obesity. Each session will include 60 minutes of nutritional and behavioral education and 60 minutes of physical activity.

“Our Foundation is

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