August 24, 2018

Mentoring and Cultural Programming

We provide mentoring and cultural programming for youth held at Bridge City Center for Youth (BCCY) and the Juvenile Justice Intervention Center (JJIC), New Orleans’ juvenile jail. Our 12-week mentoring curriculum, facilitated by formerly-incarcerated people who have become leaders in the community, focuses on understanding mass incarceration and other interlocking systems of oppression, the New Orleans context, realistic goal setting, and family re-connection.

We want young people to know that they are part of a caring community and come from a rich cultural heritage!

We also offer programming at the JJIC that helps youth develop their social-emotional skills through the mediums of theater and dance.

We host quarterly family holiday meals at the JJIC that promote family connections, allow stakeholders a forum for recognizing young people’s unique talents, and let incarcerated youth know that they are not forgotten.