Check out pictures from our first annual Halloween Party and Haunted House, held out our new Youth Center!
For the second year in a row, YEP youth won the Most Successful Business for 2012 South Louisiana Lemonade Day! Check out pictures from the big day!
A special thanks to Whole Foods for hosting a cooking class for NOPLAY students!
Check out pictures from an amazing summer with the NOPLAY Summer Scholars, a six-week job readiness training program funded by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation YEP held in the Summer of 2011. We're in the middle of a second session of the program this summer, so stay tuned for pictures from this summer!
YEP’s 2011 Central City summer camp, funded by the Baptist Community Ministries was a huge success! See what our kids were up to here.
In the Spring of 2011, YEP released two hip-hop videos featuring several students from YEP’s Village program. The video highlights four Village students performing their own lyrics that explain what the Village has meant to them and the daily struggles they face. The video also features local two local New Orleans rappers, Y. Luck and K. Gates. YEP staff decided to create the videos as a fun and interactive way to engage Village students and to create a tool help the youth to reach out and encourage other young people who are out of school to come to YEP to pursue their GED.
On May 7th, 2011 youth from YEP’s Afterschool Enrichment Program took part in National Lemonade Day, a nation-wide event that teaches kids the skills they need to be successful in the future. YEP’s youth raised 1,007 dollars, and won the Most Successful Business for the 2011 South Louisiana Lemonade Day! YEP’s youth were recognized at the annual Business Hall of Fame & Award Ceremony at the Fairmont Hotel. Check out the the youth at Lemonade Day and the ceremony.
YEP recently opened a satellite NOPLAY site at the Harmony Oaks Community Center which will provide Central City residents with a high-quality; accessible adult literacy program and will positively the capacity and safety of the neighborhood.