Project Break Free was a collaboration between the nonprofit and the North Rampart Community Center in New Orleans to bring ten youth from the center to New York City to tour prestigious institutions and organizations in the vicinity many aspire to attend or be a part of in their journey towards their dreams and meet with successful individuals of similar backgrounds who have excelled in their field of interests. Thank you to all the companies and organizations who made this a success and leaving an indelible mark on this youth group who have traversed much hardship in their lives and further cemented in them the belief that they can rise above their circumstances and see that many do care for them and are cheering them on to succeed. Below is a gallery of Project Break Free 2017 and the many prestigious organizations the group got to visit and are incredibly grateful for their support.
Apple Paramus Store
La Mega 97.9 Radio
Stevens Institute of Technology
Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum NYC
Act of Kindness Gallery
The nonprofit teaches its mentees the importance of giving back and being kind to others. Our organization is designed to empower & bring hope to youth & young adults by helping them find their purpose through mentoring & acts of kindness. Our work is global, as we have made contributions to not only communities in the United States, but also Colombia, Mexico, Venezuela, Haiti and Cambodia. We look forward to expanding our list of nations we contribute to.
Serving The New Orleans Community
While many associate the city of New Orleans with Mardi Gras and a live, vibrant music scene, it is a city with many challenges, in particular for youth and families who are low income or underprivileged. Too high a percentage of the city’s youth (among the highest in the nation) are growing up in poverty. New Orleans also has among the highest incarceration rates for minorities, so many of its youth are growing in single parent homes where making ends meet is a continual struggle as mentioned previously. Drugs and violence are an all too common sight in some neighborhoods. Nonetheless it is why we give back in helping the local youth focus on their education and interests and not on the circumstances of their neighborhood.