The Youth Empowerment Project provides program participants and graduates, primarily from YEP's high school equivalency program, New Orleans Providing Literacy to All Youth (NOPLAY) with access to intensive post-secondary and employment transition services. These services are primarily coordinated and overseen by the YEP's Employment Transition Coordinator and Post-Secondary Transition Coordinator.
Successes of these services include:
Additionally, as part of this work, YEP has developed partnerships with a growing list of local employers, all of whom have agreed to begin hiring YEP students or creating internship opportunities. Some of our key employer partners include: Volunteers of America; Dickie Brennan Corporation; Barriere Construction; Regions Bank; Dolphin Debit Access, GoodWork Network; Harrah's Casino; Sheraton Hotel; Dryades Public Market, Besh Restaurant Group, Lambeth House, JUMA Ventures, and Raising Cane’s.