Youth Empowerment Project

YEP Enriches

Ryan and Rynae’s Story
Primary Program: Camp Mariposa
Secondary Program: Summer Camp

“When I get home, I am happy.” – Rynae

Afterschool Enrichment Program

The Afterschool Enrichment Program is a free service that provides youth ages 7 to 18 with structured recreational and enrichment programming for participants during afterschool hours. Based in Central City, youth participants have access to daily homework help, structured outdoor recreation, programming delivered by outside enrichment instructors as well as a snack and hot meal. Youth are also connected to other appropriate YEP programs, as well as other external support to help meet their needs holistically.

The Afterschool Enrichment program operates throughout the duration of the school year, Monday through Friday and provides a safe and welcoming space for youth.

Summer Camp

Summer Camp Cooking Class

Every year, youth ages 7 to 12 are provided with a fun, free and engaging summer experience. The six-week Summer camp includes weekly field trips, daily hot meals, biweekly swimming lessons, arts and crafts projects and an array of enrichment and recreational activities.

2017 Summer Camp Schedule
  • June  5 – July 14
  • Monday – Friday
  • 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Youth ages 7 to 12 can register!


Teen Summer Employment Training (SET)

Teen Summer Employment Training (SET) Program – During the summer months Teen SET provides youth between the ages of 13 – 16 with critical life skills, career and college exploration, financial literacy along with educational and employment focused trips and employment readiness training.


Camp Mariposa

Camp Mariposa was launched in September 2015 with the support of the Philadelphia-based Moyer Foundation. The weekend overnight camp supports children ages 9 to 12 who are impacted by substance abuse in their families. YEP hosts six camps annually, as well as supplemental enrichment and mentoring activities between camping trips. Camp Mariposa gives children the knowledge, tools and coping skills to help prevent them from developing an addiction of their own and helps break the intergenerational cycle of addiction.

YEP campers participate in traditional camp activities such as swimming, camp fires and arts and crafts combined with therapeutic sessions designed to teach children a variety of problem-solving and self-care strategies. Small group discussions and activities give children a chance to create relationships with fellow campers who can understand what they are going through. Structured educational components teach children about the physical and mental effects of drugs and alcohol, as well as their own predisposition to addiction.

2017 Camp Mariposa Camping Weekends:
  • May 5-7: (Camp Living Waters in Loranger, LA)
  • July 21-23: (Camp Living Waters in Loranger, LA)
  • September 8-10: (Camp Living Waters in Loranger, LA)
  • October 20-22: (Camp Living Waters in Loranger, LA)
  • December 8-10: (Camp Living Waters in Loranger, LA)

About The Moyer Foundation

The Moyer Foundation is a public, 501(c)(3) non‐profit organization with a mission to provide comfort, hope and healing to children affected by grief and family addiction. Founded in 2000 by World Series Champion pitcher Jamie Moyer and his wife Karen, The Foundation created and supports two signature programs. Camp Erin® is a childhood bereavement program for children and teens grieving the death of someone close to them, and Camp Mariposa® is a prevention and mentoring program for youth impacted by the substance abuse of a family member. For more information on The Moyer Foundation and its programs, please click here..