Welcome From Our Executive Director,

I’ve ask myself a hard question, what do I want my legacy to be when I leave this earth? And the Holy Spirit quickens in my spirit, serving others.  My husband, Lumon, and I are getting older. We realize our next assignment, in life, is to pass on our legacy of serving to other young adults while we here on earth.  This is why we developed Community Outreach Academy, a non-profit organization, gear in training young adults 17-25 years of age.

Between the two of us we have over 50 years of experience in servicing customers and bring joy to each and every one we meet through good and positive customer service. 

Our mission is to provide educational and practical training that is designed to enable participants to acquire the skills needed to succeed as wholesome and productive citizens in diverse environments. Provide tomorrow's entrepreneurs, much needed   technicians for other companies that are already in business.  To create partnership opportunities with corporations, community leaders, mentors, and other community outreach programs to enhance the lives of students and the community.

Serving is rewarding and fulfilling in my life, so Community Outreach Academy's goal is to create student leaders who can go into the community searching for projects that we, as an organization, could support while providing our students on-the-job training. Giving our students a sense of ownership and pride while helping boosts self-esteem in the community.

I believe we, as a whole, can make a difference in changing the live of all young adults through dedicated caring and love in action.

I’m just another link in this old chain,  and it won’t break here!


Sharon Neapollioun
Executive Director

Our Story

Community Outreach Academy was blessed to enter to an Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with City of Baton Rouge and Parish of East Baton Rouge to fulfill our vision in helping our students.  Mrs. Wicker and City Of Baton Rouge,  we Thank You!

Our Purpose

Our purpose:  To provide immediate and long term enrichment to empower the youth and adults educationally, spiritually, emotional, and socially, to enable all to perform as wholesome and productive citizens in order to succeed in adverse environment.

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