NOLA Global Youth Week, with events featuring young people and executed by young people, will take place March 9-15.

In preparation, six weeks of special-event production training for ages 14-22 will begin Jan. 13.

NOLA Global Youth Week is sponsored by Culture Shock International LLC in partnership with the New Orleans Multicultural Tourism Network, 19Times Cultural Event Productions, NORDC, Urban Strategies and Trelley’s Majorette Dance Co.

The purpose of these events is to combat cross-town violence and crime associated with ward disputes, to provide a platform for youth to showcase their talents, to create career opportunities and to teach youth special-event production skills.

Participants in the program will be chosen by sponsors, schools, cultural groups and community leaders.