The mission of Foundation for Wellness is to promote the total health and well-being of women and their families. By offering a variety of quality health and wellness programs, Foundation for Wellness strives to be a center of educational excellence. All classes offered by the Foundation are designed to help children and adolescents achieve a better understanding of self and surroundings which will lead to making good decisions and healthy choices that will ultimately result in happy and successful adults.

All of the classes offered by Foundation for Wellness are available during select times throughout the year at Foundation for Wellness’ Classroom located at 4630 Ambassador Caffery Parkway, Building A, Suite 100. Classes are also available upon request, minimum attendance requirements apply.

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The program covers the basics of puberty for young adolescents. Instructors will discuss topics such as the five stages of development, good hygiene habits, and feelings and emotions. This program is medically accurate and a great first step to having the difficult conversation with your child. Parents are required to stay with their child during the full duration of the class. Contact Maddie Cassedy at (337) 984-4959 or email for more information.

Our bodies change as we grow up – let’s talk!

Our Birds, Bees & STDs (ages 12+) class discusses topics such as: body composition changes, development of male and female characteristics, the reproductive system, consequences of risky behavior, healthy relationships and consent, prevention, STD symptoms and testing, and where to find more information or help. This class will be held online, virtually.

Contact Maddie Cassedy at (337) 984-4959 or email for more information.

The Too Good curriculum is structured into three units, each focusing on important aspects of personal and social development. Unit one emphasizes core social-emotional skills such as goal setting, responsible decision making, emotional management, effective communication, and building healthy relationships. Unit two provides education on substance use and its effects, including alcohol, nicotine, prescription drugs, and street drugs. The third unit addresses violence prevention, teaching skills such as emotion management, communication, peer pressure refusal, and conflict resolution.

Students practice setting reachable goals, making responsible decisions, and communicating effectively with pro-social peers in fun, interactive games, activities, and role-play. They are encouraged to consider the consequences of their actions before making decisions to avoid negative consequences and study various scenarios and work together to think of alternative affirmative choices to produce positive outcomes. Students share ways to identify and manage their emotions in healthy ways so they can stay calm and not become overwhelmed by them. Students discuss the role of reporting bullying situations for the benefit and safety of everyone involved and practice peaceful methods to manage bullying situations in a healthy way for the bully, the target, and the witnesses. Contact Maddie Cassedy at (337) 984-4959 or email for more information. If you would like this program implemented at your school, please give us a call!

Co-sponsored with Our Lady of Lourdes Women’s & Children’s Hospital, this is a medically accurate course to help young teens feel more confident in their ability to care for younger children. Topics covered include infant and child CPR, caring for a choking infant or child, injury prevention and management, behavior management, safety for the sitter, child care essentials and more. This class can even help young teens feel more comfortable staying home alone. In 2018, we earned the Gold Level Provider, awarding over 125 Safe Sitter cards. Contact Maddie Cassedy at (337) 984-4959 or email for more information.

Better Sitters Today, Better Parents Tomorrow!

Safe@Home is a 90-minute virtual program designed for students in 4th to 6th grade to help prepare them to be safe when they are home alone. The program teaches students how to practice:
  • safe habits
  • how to prevent unsafe situations
  • emergency protocols
  • what to do when faced with dangers such as power failures or weather emergencies
  • online safety

Contact Maddie Cassedy at (337)-984-4959, or at for more information.

This 9 week program provides fitness, nutrition, and behavior modification information in an engaging and challenging manner. Through the combination of these three topics, students learn lasting habits that will keep them healthy for a lifetime. Behavioral sessions discuss topics such as self-esteem, setting goals, and positive attitudes. Kids on the Geaux classes are hosted at local health clinics around Acadiana in Lafayette, Opelousas, New Iberia, and St. Martinville and at our office during the summer. Contact Terri Roberts if you would like us to bring our program to a health facility close in your community. Call her at (337) 806-9390 or email

Healthy Families = Happy Families!

Are you ready to feel good and take control of your own health? Spend less time tired and feel more energized? Our holistic approach is results proven and effective for individuals who are at risk for diabetes. This is a year long commitment that meets regularly with a certified lifestyle coach and support group.

Let’s get healthy NOW before the diagnoses! Contact Terri Roberts if you would like to see if you are at risk for diabetes and would like more information. Call her at (337) 806-9390 or email

*Indicates programs are free for schools, church groups, other non-profits, and student organizations. Contact us for scheduling and more information on how we can come to YOU for free! Call Rachel Gibson at (337) 806-9395 or email

Cancellation and Refund Policy:

Cancellations must be made within 48 hours of ticket purchase in order to receive a refund or reschedule, including Fish Tile Orders. Registrants will forfeit refund if registration is not cancelled within 48 hours. Registrants can re-schedule a class one time. If registrant fails to attend the rescheduled classes, he/she will not be able to reschedule, and funds are forfeited.