Amanda is a South Louisiana native. She earned her B.A. from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA. Upon graduation, Amanda spent 10 years providing Transitional Services to at-risk youth through the Dept. Of Labor Job Corps Program. Amanda joined the YEP team in January. 2015 as the Program Assistant for the Trafigura Work and Learn Program.
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.