The Grand Finale of the Ben D. Johnson Educational Center fundraiser will consist of the BEN BURGER being included Sept. 26 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. For a donation of $35 you will receive a Ben Burger & a Ben Burger T-shirt. The funds raised will be used to provide iPads for participants in the Legacy Youth Workforce Development Program (LYWD) to assist in virtual learning. The event will be held at the Legacy Café located at 441 North Street (1 block south of MLK Dr. on the side of the Ben Johnson Auditorium). During this event, you can also order from a limited menu which includes, our famous Curry Chicken Salad, the Black Bean Burger, our delicious Greek and Caesar Salads and Legacy Chocolate Chip Cookies!
The Legacy Café is the training environment for participants in the LYWD. The program serves young adults ages 17-24 who are out of work and school. Participants learn foodservice skills by participating in rotations at the Legacy Café and gain the ability to enter and remain in the workforce. This training is reinforced with class instruction on work and life skills, so the participants are primed for success. Tickets can be purchased at the BDJ Center at 400 MLK Drive in Natchitoches, or online at www.bdjcenter.org/donate-1 All donations are tax deductible, and all funds raised from the event will support youth in the LYWD program. Claire Prymus, founder and Board Chair, said, “The work that we are doing is so important, and I appreciate the support that we’ve gotten from the community in the past, and I look forward to your continued support in helping us “transform lives and build community in Natchitoches.” Founded by Prymus in honor of her late uncle, the Ben D. Johnson Educational Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a mission to build community in Natchitoches and give access to social and economic success for all of its residents.