We provide mentoring and cultural programming for youth held at Bridge City Center for Youth (BCCY) and the Juvenile Justice Intervention Center (JJIC). 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 help youth develop their socio-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 they are not forgotten.