Youth and Education

Mentoring and strengthening youth and opportunities for youth in New Orleans through traditional and non- traditional educational settings

The Youth and Education topic focuses on mentoring and supporting youth in New Orleans through traditional and non traditional educational settings including after school programs, health and recreation programs, as well as writing and literacy programs. In addition, this topic explores issues of child poverty and youth violence. Psychological research has demonstrated that living in poverty has a wide range of negative effects on the physical and mental health and well-being of our nation’s children (APA, 2016). It is linked to substandard housings, homelessness, inadequate nutrition and food insecurity, lack of access to health care, and underresourced schools. Children living in poverty are at grater risk for poor academic achievement, school dropout, behavioral and socioemotional problems, and developmental delays.