Our Mission

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.


Summer Youth Employment 2014

Applications for the Summer Youth Employment 2014 is now available. Parents, can click on the link below to schedule an appointment for youth ages 13 - 21 at three different sites:

3400 Tulane Ave. 2nd Floor
New Orleans, LA 70119

3520 General De Gaulle Ste., 1300
New Orleans, LA 70114

New Orleans East
13435 Granville Drive
New Orleans, LA 70129

More info at nola.gov

GiveNOLA Day! Tuesday, May 6th

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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.

Google Community Leaders Program!

google community leadersThe 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.

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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...
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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.

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LEAP Information

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.

Click here for LEAP resources and info

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