STARC, 1689 Viola Street, Mandeville, LA
On June 1st, the team at Dunavant Wealth Group, their clients, and their families headed to the STARC Noah’s ARC Children’s Development Center to help STARC with a project for their summer camp. The facility provides educational and developmental services to children from ages six weeks to five years, integrating children with disabilities with the other children. The big project was painting one side of an 80 foot fence all white so the children may add their own artwork over the summer. The group was able to finish painting the fence with 2 coats of paint in about an hour and a half. The kids were kept busy as well, spreading mulch and cleaning toys, tables and chairs inside.
Suzanne Bougeois, Director of Operations at STARC and Lorie Pentland, the Noah’s ARC Center Director spoke with the group about the children they work with and the programs they provide. It was inspiring to hear about their work with children who have developmental and mental disabilities, and how they progress and grow with STARC’s help. Overall, it was a very rewarding day for all involved and they are excited to see the finished product from the children at the end of the summer.