Youth Empowerment Project


31st of July 2018

July 2018

Dear YEP Supporters: We are proud to confirm that there is never a sluggish moment at the Youth Empowerment Project. The month of July wrapped up with the successful completion of all YEP summer programming including our Kids X-Press Summer Camp and Summer Scholars program. Between both programs, YEP enrolled over 100 children and young people from June to July. Now […]

30th of June 2018

June 2018

Dear YEP Supporters: With 90 plus degree days, summer has definitely arrived in New Orleans. Luckily for campers enrolled in YEP’s Kids X-Press Summer Camp, part of their summer activities include field trips to refreshing community pools! June was a busy month with the start of YEP’s Summer Camp, Summer Scholars program, our latest YEP Works 6-week employment readiness program, and […]

11th of May 2018

April-May 2018

Dear YEP Supporters: Springtime in New Orleans has kept YEP participants and staff on their toes with new YEP Educates & YEP Works graduates. YEP has also seen some major milestones in our YEP Mentors programs, celebrating the high school graduations of three young people who have been connected to YEP for almost a decade. […]

30th of March 2018

March 2018

Dear YEP Supporters: This YEP Communications update starts off with highlights from our big annual fundraising event YEP Fest featuring Pedal for YEP! On Sunday, March 11, 2018 pedicab racing teams, community members, and volunteers gathered outside our main office on Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard for YEP Fest featuring Pedal for YEP! Despite some rain, […]

5th of February 2018

January-February 2018

Save the Date: YEP Fest featuring Pedal for YEP WHEN: Sunday, March 11, 2018 – 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. WHERE: 1600 block of Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. New Orleans, LA 70113 WHAT: The Youth Empowerment Project’s (YEP’s) big fundraiser, YEP Fest featuring Pedal for YEP, is an afternoon of fun, competitive pedicab races among sponsoring businesses, as […]

28th of December 2017

December 2017

Dear YEP Supporters, December is nearing an end and January is already knocking at our door! We are happy to report that it has been another eventful and productive month at YEP. YEP Enriches participants enjoyed a snowy Camp Mariposa, YEP Educates students successfully passed their high school equivalency exams, and YEP Works young people […]

29th of November 2017

November 2017

Dear YEP Supporters, Before you settle into that Thanksgiving Day feast, we wanted to share some exciting highlights from November, which included a community service event with YEP supporter Strong City at our Youth Center! YEP also hosted and facilitated a productive peer-to-peer learning exchange with members of the Brazilian-based nonprofit Rede Cidadã! Strong City donates […]

31st of October 2017

October 2017

Dear YEP Supporters, October has been jam packed with several new YEP fundraising & community events along with new activities for our youth participants. We kicked off the month with a successful fundraising cocktail hour, and as the month draws to a close YEP youth participants were able to enjoy an early Halloween party in our […]

3rd of September 2017

September 2017

Dear YEP Supporters, Fall is in the air…can you feel it? We can too and YEP is forging ahead successfully into our new fiscal year. YEP’s New Orleans Providing Literacy To All Youth (Or NOPLAY) program recently started autumn classes at our free adult learning sites in Mid-City and Algiers. Students in our Afterschool Program […]

1st of August 2017

August 2017

Dear YEP Supporters, School is back in session, which means our Afterschool Program is once again opening its doors to young people in the community! YEP’s Afterschool Program provides youth between the ages of 7 and 15 with academic support, group activities, educational field trips, mentoring services, daily nutritional meals and assistance with basic needs. […]