The United Way of Northwest Louisiana provided the Louisiana National Guard’s Youth Challenge Program cadets with 50 personal hygiene kits Wednesday – 25 for the female cadets and 25 for the male cadets. Volunteers from United Way and Kohl’s Department Store in Shreveport put the kits together. In this cycle, 232 cadets began in August and will graduate in January 2016. Pictured are from left, Lynn Stevens, chief operating officer for United Way, 1st Lt. Gordon Hanson, Kagnee Veitch, operations coordinator for the United Way Minden Center, Capt. Jason Montgomery, Sophie Barish, community engagement coordinator and YCP activities director Shawn Hatcher.