YEP in the News

October - November 2016 

Herald Guide features YEP staff members Sandra Washington and John Emery who run our Community-Based Prevention Program in St. Charles Parish. Read Sandra's and John's articles here.

United Way of Southeast Louisiana spotlights new partership with YEP in 60-minute radio interview with Director of Programs Darrin McCall, Director of Trafigura Work and Learn Center Brice White and Director of New Orleans Providing Literacy to All Youth (NOPLAY) Dr. Trashanda Grayes. Listen HERE. It aired on Sunday, November 27 on the following stations: WKBU 95.7 FM - WNOE 101.1 FM - WLMG 101.9 FM - WRNO 99.5 FM - WEZB 97.1 FM - KDVU 104.1 FM - WWL 105.3 FM - WODT 1280 AM - WWL 870 AM - ROK 96.3 FM - WWL 1350 AM - WYLD 940 AM - WQUE - 93.3 FM.

Exact Change Strategies profiled YEP in a case study connected to the work they did with us. Read it HERE

September- October 2016

YEP’s St. Charles Parish Day of Service was featured in the Times-Picayune’s River Parishes section on September 21, 2016. Please see feature below. 



YEP’s St Charles Parish Community-Based Prevention program was also featured in The Herald Guide in the week of September 29-October 5 edition. Click here.

August-September 2016

The Gambit Weekly mentioned YEP running programs that “work” in a “Behind the Numbers” news piece on August 15. Click here.

WWL-TV featured YEP Youth at a Day of Service on August 26. YEP Youth and Staff rolled up their sleeves to help flood victims in Baton Rouge. Click here to watch.

YEP’s Camp Mariposa was featured in The Greater New Orleans Drug Reduction Coalition – Summer 2016 Newsletter. Read it here.

YEP Archives

Fivethirtyeight interviews YEP staff : "

Darren Alridge now works at the New Orleans nonprofit organization where he took GED classes. Alridge calls on counselors at the Youth Empowerment Project to recognize outstanding students in their charge."

Two Young Professionals Band Together to Serve Young People Affected by Violence.

WWLTV highlights YEP's 40 Under 40 cohort and its amazing founders in this newsclip.

Darren Aldridge interview click here

We are also proud to report that Darren Aldridge, YEP alum-turned-staff-member, was interviewed and featured as a Youth Leader in the March 2016 Jobs for the Future newsletter. Jobs for the Future reengages opportunity youth and young adults who are off track to graduation, or are disconnected from education and/or work, and helps put them on a path to postsecondary credentials.  Here is the article.

YEP is featured in this article in The Washington Post around President Obama's visit to New Orleans

YEP is featured in this article from The Chronicle of Philanthropy, detailing the changing fundraising landscape post-Katrina.

Read this profile of Darren Alridge done by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. 

Learn more about one of our amazing teachers, Mr. Rodney, in this piece from National Public Radio

Read about the importance of YEP's work in supporting "Opportunity Youth" in this piece from National Public Radio

Learn more about YEP on Marketplace's Morning Report! 


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YEP's youth and staff continue to gain local and national publicity for their engagement in an organization that provides innovative; impactful and cost-efficient programming for disconnected and high-risk youth.