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Enrichment 2 Empowerment (E2E)

Children and adolescents should feel safe and supported wherever they are. Their voice must matter in their communities. They deserve to have a future full of opportunity and possibility. 

But, that’s not the case for everyone. Some people face barriers when they try to get what they need at school, at work, or in their neighborhood. Sometimes policies and laws can be harmful. These systemic barriers lead to inequity, and this lack of fairness can create an environment where people can get hurt. 

The Enrichment 2 Empowerment (E2E) Program for New Orleans youth ages 11 to 18 provides them with academic, recreational, emotional, and political empowerment to create the personal and community change that can prevent youth exposure to violence.

E2E is a free after-school program that also includes creative activities, healthy snacks, and thoughtful conversations to build friendship and community. It meets:

  • From 4:00 to 5:45 pm every Monday and Wednesday
  • From 10:00 to 11:45 am on one Saturday a month

E2E is accepting registrations from August 5 through August 31, 2022 for its first cohort of participants, and availability is on a first-come basis.


E2E will send notice of completed registration by email with additional details about session start date and location.

E2E is a collaboration among:

  • Center For Youth Equity in the Violence Prevention Institute at Tulane University
    • The Center for Youth Equity is part of the Violence Prevention Institute at Tulane University, and it receives funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as the only youth violence prevention center of excellence in the Gulf South. Along with community partners and young people, the CYE looks for ways to prevent youth from being exposed to violence and shares what works with hospitals, schools, organizations, associations, lawmakers, and anyone interested.
  • Brothers at Peace
    • Brothers At Peace helps youth build strong character and realize their full potential as responsible citizens and leaders.  It is a haven filled with love, hope, and opportunity. They provide ongoing relationships with caring adults, life-enhancing programs for young people, and effective educational programs for kids and young adults to promote character building. 
  • Parenting from Prison
    • Parenting from Prison provides cultural competency training on the impact of mass incarceration on young Black girls and the challenges they face growing up with a parent in prison. It is an initiative that works to educate stakeholders, teachers, prisons, and any institutions that provide services to children directly impacted by incarceration with essential tools to promote effective change.

Access the E2E Promotional Toolkit

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