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Mentors and students standing by lake



Since its inception in 2004, YEP has expanded to meet the growing needs of young people in the Greater New Orleans area. Today, YEP engages youth ages 7-24 and their families through four main community-based programs, which are entirely free for participants and impact nearly 1,000 individuals annually.

YEP Mentor and mentee

YEP’s community-based mentoring program serves young people ages 8-21 who have been referred by community partners. 

YEP Educates graduate

YEP's adult education program offers flexible options to earn a high school equivalency diploma and build literacy skills for anyone 16 and older.

YEP Mentor and mentee

YEP Enriches provides free out-of-school time enrichment for young people ages 7 to 16.

Jockia fixing a bike

YEP’s work-based learning program focuses on employment readiness skills for young people ages 16 to 24.

What We Do
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