Baton Rouge is a hub of inspiration for aspiring young athletes, with a top-performing collegiate athletic department nearby.
LSU Athletics has become especially encouraging for girls, boasting the top three women with the highest earnings in college sports.
Basketball player Angel Reese is using her experiences to empower the next generation of female athletes through her foundation.
The Angel C. Reese Foundation, launched in August 2023, focuses on empowering young women through sports, education, and financial literacy.
The foundation's main objectives are to ensure equity and equal opportunities for girls in sports.
Angel Reese donated $12,000 to a fund that supported her education, emphasizing the importance of giving back.
Angel's mother oversees the day-to-day operations of the foundation, aiming to inspire others to contribute to charitable causes.
The foundation hosted a Back-To-School Block Party in Baton Rouge, distributing backpacks with school supplies and fostering community engagement.
Angel hopes to use her fame for positive impact and inspire young girls that there are no limits to what they can achieve.
Baton Rouge has embraced Angel Reese, and the foundation is excited to continue rolling out impactful programs in the community.