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.
Shop For A Cause - Saturday, August 23rd
On Saturday, August 23, 2014, Macy’s hosted its 9th annual Shop For A Cause benefiting charities nationwide. Since 2006, Shop For A Cause has raised more than $45 Million for charities across the country. Thanks to our wonderful volunteers and donors for making this a special event!
Adia Wallace- 2014 Xavier Graduate
Adia Wallace is a recent Class of 2014 graduate of Xavier University of Louisiana. This Jackson, Mississippi native received her Bachelors of Arts in Philosophy with a minor in Computer Science and was involved in many leadership activities, including the Student Advisory Council for the Louisiana branch of the American Association of University Women, the Google Community Leaders Program - New Orleans, and the Xavier Debate Team -- among others. She is also a Ronald E. McNair Scholar and a recent alumna of the J.S. Kemper Scholars Program and the Institute for Recruitment of Teachers Program. This fall, Ms. Wallace will be attending Harvard Graduate School of Education to pursue her Masters of Education in Technology, Innovation, and Education (TIE). She is expected to graduate in May 2015.
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.
GiveNOLA Day! Tuesday, May 6th
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.
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.
Q'93 Wild Wayne, Haviah Malone, Katherine Johnson and Dayton Alexander of project E.N.O.U.G.H.
National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Weekmore info
November 15-23, 2014
National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week is held each year the week before Thanksgiving. This is a time for us all to start to think about what we are thankful for, and a perfect time to share our compassion with our neighbors who are experiencing homelessness.
National Adoption Monthmore info
This year, National Adoption Month focuses on "Promoting and Supporting Sibling Connections." The theme pays tribute to the unique bond between siblings—it is the longest lasting relationship most people have, longer than the parent-child or spousal relationship. Over the last two decades, research has demonstrated the critical nature of sibling bonds and their importance for children's development and emotional well-being. In fact, some research suggests that children and youth in foster care experience better outcomes when placed with their siblings.
Giving Tuesdaymore info
December 2nd, 2014
We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.