Lynn Clark

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Sleep is one of the most important 'fuels' our body needs. Dr. Lynn Clark, executive director of the Children's Coalition of Northeast Louisiana, says that engaging with teens about how to get a better hold on their somatic health can positively impact mental and physical health. 

Talking to Your Teens About Sleep

Super Saturdays with the Children's Coalition

Jun 14, 2018
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The Children's Coalition for Northeast Louisiana opened the Children's Coalition Family Garden Saturday, June 16 for "Super Saturdays," an event happening every third Saturday of the month.

Dragons Racing Down the Bayou

May 9, 2018
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The 7th Annual Bayou Desiard Dragon Boat Festival is May 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Bayou Desiard at the corner of Loop Road and Forsythe in Monroe.

Time to Give Your Child "The Talk"

Jan 24, 2018
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Is it time to have "the talk" with your teenager? The Children's Coalition is here to help with their free informational event "Time to Geaux Talk" Wednesday, January 24 at 5 p.m.

While sexual health can be a difficult or awkward topic, it needs to be discussed. Over half of parents believe their child will receive sexual health education at their school. Unfortunately, this is not true. Luckily, the Children's Coalition of Northeast Louisiana is offering information to make this conversation easier for parents and children.

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Area children and their families will benefit from a new facility that will house an established community service: The Children’s Coalition for Northeast Louisiana. The Coalition kicked off the “Commit to the Brick” capital campaign, a fundraising initiative that will support the new building located at 117 Hall Street in downtown Monroe.

Early Head Start Gets Boost from Dragon Boats

May 12, 2016
Bayou Desiard Dragon Boat Festival

In today's world, many parents try and prepare their children to succeed as early as possible. To help in that effort, the Children's Coalition of Northeast Louisiana formed the Early Head Start program. The coalition hosts this year's Dragon Boat Festival to raise money for that program. The festival takes place on Bayou Desiard, at the corner of Loop Road and Forsythe Avenue.

Children's Coalition

The 4th annual What Works Conference will be held Thursday, January 28, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the West Monroe Convention Center.

This year's focus is "Healthy Living" and will include an emphasis on not only mental and physical health, but also on healthy relationships, according to Executive Director of the Children's Coalition Lynn Clark.

The School Readiness Tax Credit program provides an opportunity for tax liability payments to be paid back in full. The program was passed by the Louisiana Legislature in 2007, with the intent of promoting the quality of child care in Louisiana.

The program allows families, childcare providers and businesses that support healthcare to invest their money locally, as opposed to the Louisiana Department of Revenue.


Lynn Clark of the Children's Coalition discusses the organization's initiatives to improve adolescent relationships with the community.

 "The mission of the Children's Coalition is creating communities where children and families thrive. So, community is at the heart of everything that we do." Lynn Clark, Executive Director, says. 

The coalition serves 12 parishes in the Northeast Louisiana region.  Programs are created to knit the connection between parents and their children.