Youth Empowerment Project


Dear YEP Supporters,

School is out and YEP is thrilled to ramp up our summer programming to ensure that the young people we serve have a safe and enriching summer! 

Our youth participants will have access to a wide range of supportive services which include mentoring, First Aid & CPR certification and career exploration through our YEP summer 2017 programs. They include Kids Xpress Summer Camp, NOPLAY Summer Scholars and Teen Summer Employment Training (SET).

We’d like to extend a special thanks to 

YEP’s Summer Programming Funders who make this all possible:

  • Emeril Lagasse Foundation
  • Fore!Kids Foundation
  • New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC)
  • The RosaMary Foundation
  • Tulane University’s Philanthropy and Social Change Class
  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation

YEP in the news… 

  • WGNO-TV (ABC) aired a news segment on YEP’s most recent New Orleans Providing Literacy To All Youth (NOPLAY) and Village Program graduates. A total of 36 individuals were part of YEP’s Class of 2017, successfully earning their HiSET diplomas (formerly called the GED in Louisiana).
  • YEP’s Juvenile Justice Program Director Chabre Johnson and YEP graduate turned full-time staff member Jaleel Holmes were interviewed by The Justice & Accountability Center’s “All Rise” radio show on how YEP’s mentoring and youth advocacy programs are helping youth in New Orleans stay on track. Jaleel takes a moment to share his personal story with listeners.

YEP success stories…

  • YEP graduate and former part-time staff member Rogdericka Ellis was profiled in a Jobs for the Future report entitled “Making Opportunities Work for Youth.” The publication highlights the positive impact of YEP’s programs fueled by our dedicated and supportive staff.


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