Youth Empowerment Project

Carl’s Story

YEP Staff Member & Alumni

Primary Program: NOPLAY

Carl Hutchins was a NOPLAY student and graduated with his GED in 2009. After graduating, he began grading and tutoring other students as a volunteer and then served a year with the Literacy AmeriCorps program operated by the Literacy Alliance of Greater New Orleans. In 2015, because of his hard work and commitment, Carl was promoted to an Assistant Instructor and he works at our Arthur Monday Center in the Algiers neighborhood of New Orleans.

Carl says “YEP chose me and I chose YEP. YEP brought me out of my shell.” Carl is an optimist, and he believes that it is important for YEP to have alumni instructors because “life is a journey. You have some rocky roads but determination and perseverance will get you there.”