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Service-learning plays a key role during Bayou Classic

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Grambling students work to finish a project in six hours over the weekend at the annual Bayou Classic.

During Bayou Classic weekend, 30 Grambling State University students joined forces with State Farm, the non-profit agency KaBOOM and other community volunteers to build a playground at Andrew H. Wilson Charter School in the Broadmoor community in New Orleans.

Andrew H. Wilson Charter School was established in 2007 after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. More than 500 students attend the school, yet the school has never had a playground.

“Being a good neighbor is all about being involved and helping the communities in which we work and live,” said Pam El, State Farm marketing vice president. “By providing Andrew H. Wilson Charter School a playground where students and surrounding children can play and grow, we’re giving the community a new place to join together and create lasting memories.”

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