Community Reintegration Program

YEP’s first program, which we started in 2004, is our Community Reintegration Program (CRP). YEP’s CRP was the first-of-its-kind program in Louisiana for juvenile offenders returning from detention facilities, and remains the only juvenile re-entry program in the ...

The Village

Named after the African Proverb “it takes a village to raise a child,” the Village Program, established in 2009, provides out-of-school youth ages 16-21 with GED preparation and wrap-around case management services ...

Afterschool Enrichment Program

The Afterschool Enrichment program is YEP’s newest program that we started in October 2010. This program provides Central City youth (enrolled in grades 1 through 12) with tutoring support and other supportive services that ...

Summer Camp

YEP operates an annual Summer Camp that provides approximately 100 Central City youth ages 7-15 with a fun, free, and engaging summer experience. During the 2-month summer camp, youth participate in a diverse arrange of field trips that include the Audubon Zoo; Children’s Museum; Aquarium; D-Day Museum; local sporting ...

Community Based Mentoring Program

YEP’s Community Based Mentoring (CBM) program, established in 2008, provides young male youth from Central City (ages 8-16) who are not court-involved, but who are at-risk for ...


Founded in 2006, NOPLAY is the Youth Empowerment Project’s educational program, providing GED and basic literacy instruction to out-of-school youth and young adults between the ages of 16-24 from the Greater New Orleans region ...

Trafigura Work & Learn (W&L) Center

The Trafigura Work & Learn Center, is modeled after the highly successful Work & Learn Center operated...

Youth Futures Initiative

The Youth Futures Initiative (YFI) is the newest wrap around case management and youth advocacy program ...

Community Based Prevention - St. Charles Parish

Provides strong mentorship to male and female youth ages 8-14 at risk of becoming engaged in the juvenile justice system who are referred into the program by the Family in Need of Services (FINS) committee ...

Camp Mariposa


Camp Mariposa is a national addiction prevention and mentoring program for youth who have been impacted by substance abuse in their families...

Transition Services

YEP’s Transition Coordinators provide participants access to post-secondary institutions and employment opportunities.

Community Based Intervention

Community-Based Intervention (CBI) supports young people who have been engaged in the juvenile justice system and who are under the supervision of the Office of Juvenile Justice.

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