Youth Empowerment Project


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. […]

15th of July 2017

July 2017

Dear YEP Supporters, Where does the time go? Our Kid’s X-press Summer Camp is winding down this week. The program provides a safe and fun environment for campers ages 7-12. This summer we had a total of 81 young people who were enrolled.YEP has also wrapped up another successful NOPLAY Summer Scholars (NSS) program. During […]

1st of June 2017

May-June 2017

  Dear YEP Supporters, School is out and YEP is thrilled to ramp up our summer programming to ensure that the young people we serve have a safe and enriching summer!  Our youth participants will have access to a wide range of supportive services which include mentoring, First Aid & CPR certification and career exploration […]

30th of April 2017

April 2017

April 2017 Spring has sprung at YEP! We have exciting updates to share with you including the launch of our new website and official unveiling of our revamped YEP logo.     YEP’s New Look! With our Design Works Creative Digital Media program taking off, we thought it was a good time to revamp our old […]

30th of March 2017

March 2017

Pedal With Purpose Fundraiser – Sunday, March 26, 2017   On Sunday, March 26, 2017 – A total of 12 New Orleans-based businesses raced down Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard in pedicabs that were donated by Bike Taxi Unlimited to raise money for YEP! The 3-hour community street fair included multiple heats of team-sponsored pedicab races, neighborhood […]

23rd of February 2017

February 2017

Highlights from Bal Masque 2017 were included in a news feature which included a slideshow showcasing the vibrant fundraiser organized by the Link Stryjewski Foundation. The story was published in the Times-Picayune on January 25. Read it here. WGSO Radio Interview. YEP Deputy Director Jerome Jupiter and Director of Programs Darrin McCall were interviewed about […]

30th of January 2017

January 2017

Gambit’s New Orleanians of the Year (2016) honoring YEP Co-founder/Executive Director Melissa Sawyer. Read the profile here   For additional information please contact: Tania Dall, YEP’s Director of Communications – – Direct: 504-522-1316 X 210