The411 with Sherlene Shanklin: Louisville youth will get a special treat on Thursday because Olympic Gold Medalist, WNBA star and former U of L Cardinal Angel McCoughtry will be attend the "Full STEAM Ahead" Family Engagement event. Fresh off her international team’s (Fenerbahce) championship victory to win the Turkish Cup, the Atlanta Dream star McCoughtry will visit the Louisville Central Community Center, Inc. (LCCC) to congratulate youth for successfully completing the organization’s education and fine arts programs. The event will be held on Thursday, May 30th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the LCCC campus located at 1300 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd. McCoughtry will greet the crowd of 100 parents and students with remarks about the importance of education, a key area of interest for her Angel McCoughtry Dream Foundation.
Angel is also in Louisville to help LCCC promote the new eLearn Olympics initiative, an interactive, web-based portal for JCPS students, design to boost academic skills in reading and math. eLearn Olympics provide students and parents opportunities for enrollment, access to academic competition, Olympic-type medals, prizes, celebrations and related human interest stories. The program also provides other incentives such as opportunities to learn and earn through community service. This Gheens Foundation supported initiative helps students reach their highest potential as they face more challenging academic standards. McCoughtry has a section on the eLearn Olympics website, called “Ask Angel”. Students can go on and ask the Olympian questions and the former U of L Cardinal will answer their questions. The section will also give advice, and tips to motivate our future academic and athletic champions. To enroll your child in eLearn Olympics, go to their website www.elearnolympics.com. You can also follow them on twitter @elearnolympics
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