• "Fort Polk is vital to the area. We hope to unite

    the installation and the surrounding communities

    to care for its soldiers and their families. It's our

    responsibility."

    -Michael Reese, Fort Polk Progress President

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  • What is the Education Initiative?

         The Education Initiative is led by Fort Polk Progress in partnership with Vernon Parish and Beauregard Parish schools, the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk, the Vernon Parish Chamber of Commerce and community stakeholders. It aims to improve school performance and educate parents on school curriculum in Vernon Parish and Beauregard Parish school districts, which have a large population of military-connected students enrolled.