Youth Programs

Youth Programs

For more information, call the Youth Programs at (504) 658-3049, or email


BamzyBaby Productions offers an after-school program that empowers, inspires, and develops youth to become young leaders and peacemakers in their schools, homes, and communities by using the "thinking cap" concept of conscious decision making. Youth will gain and increase interpersonal skills such as conflict resolution, social and critical thinking skills, and academic readiness. Ages 6-12


The Chess Club is designed for anyone interested in chess, at any level of skill. The course design is for players who are at a beginners level but also allows all students to improve and progress from their present level of play. Each class period is composed of one hour of instruction followed by students playing in open games. In 8 weeks, this course covers a broad scope of chess and many of its lesser-known aspects. After completion, students will feel confident to play in the tournaments that are held throughout the area. Ages 6–12. $40 one time fee. For info, contact


This innovative program will focus on building inner beauty and self confidence by connecting with other girls through fashion, modeling lessons, and more. Girls ages 5–12. $75 one time fee. Tuition assistance available. Contact Tiffany LeBlanc at (504) 339-8802 or


An after-school meal program for youth ages 18 and under available at all rec centers. In partnership with Share Our Strength, No Kid Hungry New Orleans. Meals are distributed Monday through Friday from 4 - 6 PM at all rec centers except Annunciation Rec Center to youth ages 18 and under during the school year.


A 6 week girls mentoring program aimed at Embracing, Empowering, and Encouraging young girls to be their best. They will meet professional women from across the New Orleans Metropolitan area, that will share their career path and backgrounds with them, and help them to set goals, plan their career paths, and encourage them to strive to be their best. Girls ages 10-15. Limited enrollment. No cost. For info., contact Youth Programs at (504) 658-3010 or  


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