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Elijah Evans (2012)

Louisiana Young Heroes



Genre: Awards

Place Covered: Youngsville, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2012-06-21

Duration: 00:06:03

Subjects: Louisiana Young Heroes | Evans, Elijah


  • Evans, Elijah Interviewee
  • Harding, Lynore Interviewee
  • Gary, Dawn Interviewee
  • Ferguson, Denise Interviewee
  • Comb, Darrel Interviewee


This segment from the 2012 Young Heroes Award Ceremony features a profile of honoree Elijah Evans, an eighth grade student at Youngsville Middle School. As a young child, Evans endured severe child abuse at the hands of his biological mother. Because of his experiences as a foster child, Evans spearheaded a fundraising effort to provide gifts and a party for children in the foster care system. He also volunteered at Camp We Can Do, a camp for children with disabilities in Lafayette Parish.