Our Mission

The mission of the Youth Empowerment Project is:

ourmission“YEP engages underserved young people through community-based education, mentoring and employment readiness programs to help them develop skills and strengthen ties to family and community."


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Expanding from operating one program and serving 25 youth in 2004– YEP now offers eight programs and serves 1,000 youth annually. Throughout this growth, YEP has maintained true to our mission of providing high quality, culturally competent services to some of New Orleans’ most vulnerable youth.