August Collins

Juvenile Justice Program Specialist

August is a New Orleans native who has over 13 years experience working with at-risk youth in a variety of settings in and around New Orleans. He has worked in alternative schools, group homes and mentoring and tracking programs. August has committed his life and his future to working with high-risk youth.


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70 percent of YEP’s staff members are born and raised in New Orleans and the vast majority grew up in the same neighborhoods that our youth live in. Our staff members’ personal understanding of the challenges that our young people face make them uniquely qualified to provide support to YEP youth.