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Dominique Ricks, Educator (2015)




Genre: News, Public Affairs, Speech

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2015-04-08

Duration: 00:23:26

Subjects: Rotary Club of Baton Rouge | Ricks, Dominique | Education | Baton Rouge Youth Coalition | Teach for America (Project)


  • Ricks, Dominique Speaker


A speech by Dominique Ricks before the Baton Rouge Rotary Club on April 8, 2015. Ricks is a playwright, poet, and a 7th grade English teacher in Iberville Parish. He discusses: his experience as a student in the Louisiana public school system; his participation as a student with the Baton Rouge Youth Coalition (BRYC); the successes of BRYC; his decision to join Teach for America after college; the need to increase access to human resources and career preparation for students; receiving the First Wave Full-Ride Scholarship and attending the University of Wisconsin at Madison; his current role as a 7th grade English teacher; and his hopes to attend law school and influence policy in the future.