Beyond the Beads: New Orleans Nonprofit Hopes to Shine Post Super Gras

Children’s Enrichment Program Excite All Stars Competes for Gulf Coast Bank Reward, Debuts New Public Service Announcement for Record Crowds

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A camper shares why he wants to help people and what he wants to be when he grows up in a new public service announcement about Excite All Stars.

If we receive enough votes, we hope to utilize these resources to advance our mission...,” said Gerald Williams, Co-Founder of Excite All Stars. “It is our goal to increase awareness of our mission, because our children are worth of our best investment."

New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) February 01, 2013

With Mardi Gras and the Super Bowl just around the corner, all eyes are on the Big Easy, and Excite All Stars is hoping some of those eyes will see beyond the balcony parties and beads and into the heart of the city: a nonprofit in need of support so that they can continue to be a premier enrichment program for New Orleans’ youth.

Gulf Coast Bank will be giving away a total of $50,000 to 10 nonprofits located in the greater New Orleans area to assist them in their endeavors in our community, and Excite All Stars is proud to be in that running. Votes for Excite All Stars in Gulf Coast Bank’s 1st Annual Community Rewards Program can be cast once a day at http://communityrewards.com until March 4, 2013.

Excite All Stars also just released their first public service announcement. This 60-second video showcases the genuine laughter, big dreams, and real challenges of the children who participate in Excite All Stars’ out of school and summer programs. This PSA was made possible through the generous donation of time and services of public relations firm Bats on Strings and local director John LaTier.

“It is an honor to be a part of the first ever Gulf Coast Bank Community Rewards program. If we receive enough votes, we hope to utilize these resources to advance our mission to launch our youth on a new trajectory,” said Gerald Williams, Co-Founder of Excite All Stars. “It is our goal to increase awareness of our mission, because our children are truly all stars and worthy of our best investment.”

Since its founding in 2008, Excite All Stars has grown into more than just a children’s after school program; it is one of New Orleans’ fastest-growing enrichment programs focused on fostering children’s ethical, intellectual, moral, physical, and social development. Having increased its camper count by 40% and with a wait list of more than 100 children, the organization couldn’t be happier with its current success. However the arrival of the 2013 marks a new challenge—continuing and accommodating this persistent growth.

Excite All Stars mission is to help the New Orleans youth find their greatness from the inside out. They provide year-round camps for children ages 6-14 throughout the metropolitan New Orleans region from all socio-economic backgrounds to enrich their lives through sports, education, and community activities. From learning business practices by running their own café once a week to participating in New Orleans Health and Wellness Week, the campers at Excite All Stars are assured a fun time that betters themselves and the community.

Two thousand twelve marked an exceptional year for the Excite All Stars with the launch of the Physical Fitness Campaign to attack childhood obesity and official partnerships with organizations including Nike, Youthworks and NORDC.

Excite All Stars has set the bar high for 2013 with intent to build a new facility to accommodate more campers, reduce operational costs including transportation, and to expand the programs to include environmental awareness and film industry skills. To learn more, please visit Excite All Stars on Facebook.


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