Youth Empowerment Project


30th of March 2018

March 2018

Dear YEP Supporters: This YEP Communications update starts off with highlights from our big annual fundraising event YEP Fest featuring Pedal for YEP! On Sunday, March 11, 2018 pedicab racing teams, community members, and volunteers gathered outside our main office on Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard for YEP Fest featuring Pedal for YEP! Despite some rain, […]

5th of February 2018

January-February 2018

Save the Date: YEP Fest featuring Pedal for YEP WHEN: Sunday, March 11, 2018 – 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. WHERE: 1600 block of Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. New Orleans, LA 70113 WHAT: The Youth Empowerment Project’s (YEP’s) big fundraiser, YEP Fest featuring Pedal for YEP, is an afternoon of fun, competitive pedicab races among sponsoring businesses, as […]

28th of December 2017

December 2017

Dear YEP Supporters, December is nearing an end and January is already knocking at our door! We are happy to report that it has been another eventful and productive month at YEP. YEP Enriches participants enjoyed a snowy Camp Mariposa, YEP Educates students successfully passed their high school equivalency exams, and YEP Works young people […]

29th of November 2017

November 2017

Dear YEP Supporters, Before you settle into that Thanksgiving Day feast, we wanted to share some exciting highlights from November, which included a community service event with YEP supporter Strong City at our Youth Center! YEP also hosted and facilitated a productive peer-to-peer learning exchange with members of the Brazilian-based nonprofit Rede Cidadã! Strong City donates […]

31st of October 2017

October 2017

Dear YEP Supporters, October has been jam packed with several new YEP fundraising & community events along with new activities for our youth participants. We kicked off the month with a successful fundraising cocktail hour, and as the month draws to a close YEP youth participants were able to enjoy an early Halloween party in our […]

3rd of September 2017

September 2017

Dear YEP Supporters, Fall is in the air…can you feel it? We can too and YEP is forging ahead successfully into our new fiscal year. YEP’s New Orleans Providing Literacy To All Youth (Or NOPLAY) program recently started autumn classes at our free adult learning sites in Mid-City and Algiers. Students in our Afterschool Program […]

1st of August 2017

August 2017

Dear YEP Supporters, School is back in session, which means our Afterschool Program is once again opening its doors to young people in the community! YEP’s Afterschool Program provides youth between the ages of 7 and 15 with academic support, group activities, educational field trips, mentoring services, daily nutritional meals and assistance with basic needs. […]

15th of July 2017

July 2017

Dear YEP Supporters, Where does the time go? Our Kid’s X-press Summer Camp is winding down this week. The program provides a safe and fun environment for campers ages 7-12. This summer we had a total of 81 young people who were enrolled.YEP has also wrapped up another successful NOPLAY Summer Scholars (NSS) program. During […]

1st of June 2017

May-June 2017

  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 […]

30th of April 2017

April 2017

April 2017 Spring has sprung at YEP! We have exciting updates to share with you including the launch of our new website and official unveiling of our revamped YEP logo.     YEP’s New Look! With our Design Works Creative Digital Media program taking off, we thought it was a good time to revamp our old […]