HIGH VOLTAGE YOUTH CAMP is a 501(c) (3) corporation that provides education and recreation programs for economically disadvantaged youth. We are dedicated to helping youth realize their potential, build character, and function effectively as contributing members of society. High Voltage also works to build community collaborations, and partnerships with organizations that serve youth.
News for February, 2014
How to Budget Pass Your New Year's Resolution!
In the spirit of the season, High Voltage, Inc. and Ms. Kemberley ”Kem” Washington held a free financial seminar called “How to Budget Pass Your New Year’s Resolution,” on Saturday, January 25, 2014, at Dillard University. Ms. Washington is a Certified Public Accountant, personal financial writer and teaches at Dillard University. Participants learned how to put God first in their finances, use a budget as an inspiration, manage their bills properly, budget when “budgeting is not their thing,” and get an understanding of what is draining their finances.
Vote for us on Community Rewards!
Gulf Coast Bank is giving away a total of $50,000 to 10 local nonprofits, and High Voltage, Inc is in the running! We truly appreciate the chance to better assist our community, and we need your help. Voting begins this Monday, February 3rd and ends at 8 p.m. on Friday, February 28th. Voting is limited to one vote per day per valid email address. You can find us on the Community Awards website, where you'll select High Voltage, Inc. from the list, register your name and email, and vote!
GiveNOLA Day, is a 24 hour online giving event organized by the Greater New Orleans Foundation to ignite the giving community in Southeast Louisiana. The goal of GiveNOLA Day is to inspire the community to come together for 24 hours and contribute online, raising as many dollars as possible to support our local nonprofit organizations. It’s our day to celebrate New Orleans and the region's spirit of generosity. Every dollar donated to participating nonprofits on May 6th will be stretched with additional matching dollars from the Greater New Orleans Foundation and our local partners.
GiveNOLA Day is tied to a national event called Give Local America where hundreds of community foundations across America ask their communities to give back on May 6, 2014. Sponsored by the Council on Foundations and technology partner Kimbia, Give Local America is raising funds for a national pool from which each participating foundation will receive funds to amplifying local gifts raised in the 24-hour period. For more information, visit www.GiveNOLA.org.
Google Community Leaders Program!
The Google Community Leaders Program is a year-long internship program where motivated and passionate students from Dillard, Xavier, Loyola, and Tulane are assigned to a teams that tackle different issues of web literacy in the Greater New Orleans area. High Voltage, Inc. has been working with both the Music Technology and Non-Profit teams for the past several months, and it's been an amazing partnership. We thank the interns we've worked with for all their help in expanding our Internet presence! If you are curious in working with the program for the upcoming 2014-2015 school year, stay tuned for our future newsletters for more information.
12 Days of Holiday Kindness
- Adopt a Family
- Decorate a Bus Stop
- Create and Deliver Packages for the Homeless
- Shovel Snow for a Neighbor
- Volunteer at a Shelter
- Bake Goodies to Share with Friends, Coworkers or Neighbors
- Host a Coat Drive
- Help a Child to Make a Homemade Gift for Someone Else
- Leave an Anonymous Holiday Gift on a Neighbor’s Doorstep
- Adopt a Pet
- Provide a Warm Drink to Your Mail Carrier or Sanitation Worker
- Get Out and Exercise by Building a Snowman
Get more ideas from the Random Acts of Kindness website!
Depression rates triple between the ages of 12 and 15 among adolescent girls
A new report shows that the percentage of girls who experience a major depressive episode in the past year triples between the ages of 12 and 15 (from 5.1 percent to 15.2 percent respectively). The report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) also shows that an annual average of 1.4 million adolescent girls age 12 to 17 experienced a major depressive episode in the past year...
Shop Louisiana Community Marketplace & Support High Voltage
You can support High Voltage Youth Camp this Summer by shopping online through the Louisiana Community Marketplace (LCM). A portion of everything you buy through LCM comes back to High Voltage Youth Camp to further our organization's mission to helping youth realize their potential, build character, and function effectively as contributing members of society.
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Tribute Through Service Project
Thanks to all of our Tribute Through Service Project volunteers. It is through your volunteer efforts we were able to show our appreciation for the First Responders in the Greater New Orleans Area for their service during Hurricane Katrina and September 11 events.
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High Voltage to offer Girls Circle
The Girls Circle model is a research-based, best practice model developed by the Girls Circle Association (www.girlscircle.com) It is a weekly structured support group for girls from 9-18 years to encourage the development of strength, courage, confidence, honesty, and communication skills for girls.
The Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (LEAP) is a test that measures students’ knowledge and skills in English Language Arts, math, science and social studies to see how well they have mastered the state’s standards. For students in 4th and 8th grades, the English Language Arts and Math portions of the LEAP test are promotional tests. To pass their grade, students must achieve a combination of at least Approaching Basic on one part and at leastBasic on the other.
Eighth Annual Schools Expomore info
Hosted by The Urban League of Greater New Orleans
Saturday, February 1, 2014
The Urban League of Greater New Orleans is excited to host its eighth annual Schools Expo on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at the Mercedes Benz Superdome from 10am-2pm. This event is critical in creating equity in school choice while building a brighter future for all children. By providing a one-stop shop, parents will be able to learn about all of their school options in New Orleans. Additionally, the goal of the Expo is to provide families with information on resources available throughout the community, which complement and augment our central aim: developing healthy, happy and intellectually accomplished children. For more information visit www.urbanleagueneworleans.org.
PHASE I: LOUISIANA EDUCATIONAL ASSESSMENT PROGRAM TESTING LEAPmore info
Tuesday March 18th, 2014
MARCH 18, 2014
PHASE I: LOUISIANA EDUCATIONAL ASSESSMENT PROGRAM TESTING LEAP
For more information visit www.louisianabelieves.com