4-H agents in Orleans Parish gathered at Langston Hughes Academy, along with hundreds of other volunteers and Verint Systems employees, to construct a playground for students. Playground construction was made possible through KaBoom Build.
The mission of KaBoom Build is to create great play spaces through the participation and leadership of communities. The playground includes a picnic area, mini basketball court, sandbox and mural. It was amazing what could be done with 6 hours and 200 volunteers! Verint Systems and KaBoom also presented a check to Langston Hughes Academy for over $100,000. Langston Hughes Scholars showed their appreciation through handmade cards and drawings for volunteers. Their band also played a musical selection.
—Casey Versailles, 4-H Extension Agent