Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) was founded in 2004 by three juvenile justice advocates to support formerly incarcerated young people as they transitioned back into their communities. Since then, YEP has expanded to engage young people who live in poverty, are out of school or work, or have experienced trauma. Through four service areas, YEP provides mentoring, high school equivalency preparation, employment readiness, and enrichment programming. As a community-based nonprofit, these programs have been developed in response to unmet community needs and are aligned with YEP's core purpose, which is to empower young people to improve their lives and the lives of others.
1600 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard
New Orleans, LA 70113