Volunteer members of Capital Area United Way’s Emerging Leaders program gathered April 15 in St. Francisville to clear, cut, dig, draw and paint while installing their first Born Learning Trail along the outside path at the West Feliciana Parish Library.

Sponsored by Entergy Nuclear River Bend Station and in partnership with the Parish Library, Born Learning Trails contain 10 interactive signs with activities for adults to engage with young children to turn an outdoor trip into a fun learning experience.

The trails are considered a playful community engagement tool designed to help parents, grandparents, caregivers and communities support early learning.

“The United Way’s Emerging Leaders program is focusing its efforts on early childhood education,” said Natalie Wood, chairwoman of Emerging Leaders. “This Born Learning Trail is all about learning while playing and will provide tips to parents and caregivers who have an active role in preparing children for kindergarten.”

Emerging Leaders of Capital Area United Way is a network of passionate young professionals committed to creating a lasting change in a 10-parish community by connecting with peers and community leaders and in giving back to the community through volunteer projects.

For information about Emerging Leaders or to join, call Lauren Williams, director of Leadership Giving, at (225) 382-3520 or email laurenw@cauw.org.