Youth Empowerment Project


30th of October 2018

October 2018

YEP Participates in Youth Forum YEP IN COLORADO: ASPEN INSTITUTE OPPORTUNITY YOUTH FORUM The week of October 8, YEP staff members Brice White, Don Davis and Yasin Pierce participated in The Aspen Institute Opportunity Youth Forum. The trio co-led an innovative design studio session called ‘Making Youth ReConnection Work Through Movement, Dance, Meditation, and Love’ with […]

25th of September 2018

September 2018

YEP Design Works meets with Mayor LaToya Cantrell YEP WORKS: YEP youth present logo creations at New Orleans City Hall Young people and staff in YEP’s Design Works Program took a field trip to New Orleans City Hall on September 6. The group had a one-on-one meeting with Mayor LaToya Cantrell in her office. The Design […]

28th of August 2018

August 2018

YEP Youth + Staff Travel To Brazil A group of 19 YEP participants and staff returned to Brazil as a part of the next phase of a peer-to-peer learning exchange with Rede Cidadã, an organization that has placed thousands of young people into jobs across the South American country through their innovative approach to employment […]

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 […]