The Creole Heritage Center at Northwestern State University presented a check to the Boys to Men’s Club, a local youth organization designed to teach young males life skills prior to entering high school, during the CHC Christmas open house Dec. 17. Funds were generated by the Legacy Fun Run and Walk that took place in September during the annual Creole Heritage Celebration with the intention they would be donated to a community or service organization. Seated from left are Jermaine Thomas Jr, Jaydian Creel, Robert Walker, Hilton Blake and Sean Scott. On the second row are Ard Rogers Jr, Larry Remo, Arnold Scott Jr and Jamarrius Smith. On the back row are Tristen Jefferson, Nathaniel Below Jr, Dae’Rum Johnson, Ronald Smith Jr, Fred Jackson, Treston Calvin, Club Director Jermaine Thomas, Aiden Cryer, Creole Heritage Center Director Loletta Wynder, State Rep. Kenny Cox and NSU President Dr. Chris Maggio. To contribute to Boys to Men Club, contact Thomas at Natchitoches Jr. High during school hours or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.