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.
Father's Day is June 16th
Closer to Father's Day Whatever you do, don't forget Dad
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Summer jobs program for teenagers
New Orleans' annual summer jobs program for teenagers is accepting applications, Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced Tuesday. March 28 is the deadline to sign up to learn on-the-job training by participating in various community service projects.
The work initiative, called NOLA Youth Works, is available to teens aged 14 to 21, and takes applications on a first-come, first-served basis.
The mayor says teaching teens job skills is key to his strategy to reducing violent crime in New Orleans.
"Creating jobs and meaningful opportunities for our young people is one of our highest priorities and one of the key tenets of our 'NOLA for Life' plan," he said in a statement.
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!
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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.
Girls Circle Support Groupevent details
Saturday, June 15
High Voltage, Inc. (HVYC) is hosting Girls Circle support groups starting Saturday, June 22 until Saturday, July 27, at the New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Avenue from 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. in the Street University, classroom 256. Audrey Blackwood, LPC, will facilitate the groups and Ayla Expose, MSW is the group coordinator.
The Girls Circle is a model of structured support groups for girls ages 9 to 18. It is designed to foster self-esteem, help girls maintain authentic connection with peers and adult women in their community, counter trends toward self-doubt, and allow for genuine self-expression through verbal sharing and creative activity. A Girls Circle:
Integrates relational theory, resiliency practices and skill building, utilizing a strengths-based approach;
Increases protective factors, pro-social behaviors, connection, personal skills and strengths, and competence in girls;
Is recognized as a promising approach in the Model Programs Guide by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Is utilized nationwide in a broad spectrum of settings with diverse populations since 1994, such as schools, juvenile justice, peer leadership, health education, outdoor adventure, positive youth development, athletics, pregnancy prevention, boys and girls clubs, scouting groups, gang prevention and substance abuse prevention.
Cost for the 6 week support group is $25, which includes group sessions, supplies and refreshments.
Essence Music Festivalevent details
July 4-7, Thurs - Sun
ESSENCE's 19th annual gathering of music, culture, community, empowerment and inspiration has a brand new look and a new name. The new 2013 ESSENCE Festival--recently renamed to reflect the event's expanded cultural focus--will take place July 4-7 in New Orleans, LA. This year's Festival promises to bring "the page to the stage" with 4 days of entertainment and information on health, careers, education, civil rights, relationships, style, beauty and more that will get you into the Festival groove!
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