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Faith and Character Task Force celebrates one year of service in Lafayette's school system

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Program to make positive impact on students

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 3:04pm

The Faith and Character task force celebrated one year of service in the Lafayette Parish school system today.  This is a cross-denominational initiative with the idea that any church or faith-based organization is able to adopt a school in the parish where they can go and work with the principal of that school and help out wherever they may need.  Ultimately, they're hoping it will be a positive influence on the students.

"We believe that it is the mission of every church to not only serve within it's walls, but to really make a positive impact upon the community.  That's why we're doing this," says Bobby Richard, Chairman of Faith and Character task force.

The task force consists of over 102 different pastors, clergy men, and lay ministers representing over fifty different churches throughout Lafayette parish from various denominations.  So far thirteen churches have adopted twelve schools, and their goals is to double that number in the next year.

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