The mission of the New Orleans Children and Youth Planning Board is to prepare a comprehensive plan for services and programs that address the needs of the children and youth of New Orleans in order to encourage positive development and diversion of children and youth from the criminal justice system.
Announcing New Education and Literacy Resources on the West Bank
In November, the Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) announced that, thanks to the support of Councilmember Kristin Palmer and the Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development /JOB 1, YEP will be opening a satellite of our GED and adult education program, New Orleans Providing Literacy to All Youth (NOPLAY), on November 18th at the Arthur Monday Center in the Algiers neighborhood. This is YEP’s first program site located in the Westbank area of New Orleans.
The NOPLAY-Algiers satellite, which is located at 1111 Newton Street, will be open from 9:00 AM-5:00 PM Monday through Thursday, and from 9:00 AM-2:00 PM on Friday. NOPLAY is free, and anyone 16 and older can enroll at any time. YEP also provides bus tokens to NOPLAY students, pays the GED examination fee and offers GED graduates assistance in transitioning to post-secondary and/or employment opportunities.
For more information on the NOPLAY-Algiers satellite, please call (504) 658-4577. To learn more about the Youth Empowerment Project please visit: www.youthempowermentproject.org
Metropolitan Human Services District's Regional Advisory Council (RAC) invites you to a day of learning and open dialogue. Lunch will be provided.
Thursday September 19, 2013
10 am to 2 pm
1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
Attendees must register in advance:
“Each child is an adventure into a better life – an opportunity to change the old pattern and make it new. We are in danger of making our cities places where business goes on but where life, in its real sense, is lost.”
Hubert H. Humphrey (1911-1978)
38th U.S. Vice-President
It has been quite a while since I posted a message and I apologize for the delay. I have been trying to get these done; but, other tasks and responsibilities have taken much of my time. Know that I have not failed to keep abreast, as well as I can, of the issues relating to our children and families.
As we are moving into the fall, nearing the end of Hurricane Season 2013 and quickly approaching the holiday season, I begin to contemplate our successes and disappointments during the year. What I surely want us to avoid is creating a city where business goes on but where life is lost. Continue reading...