On March 11th, the Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) will be holding its second annual fundraiser, YEP FEST. The festival’s main event is Pedal for YEP, a pedi cab race among sponsoring businesses. After a glorious victory in last year’s race, Gambit will be teaming up with Franco’s to protect our title.

Show your support!

Help us raise money for YEP by sponsoring our pedicab team! Your donation will support YEP in its mission to make a positive change in the lives of vulnerable youth in New Orleans. Click here to make a donation.

Join us at the fest!

YEP FEST is an afternoon of fun for New Orleanians of all ages! Enjoy food and drinks from local vendors as well as live music and entertainment, with special appearances by Big Freedia, Sweet Crude, Water Seed, New Creations Brass Band, Krewe of the Rolling Elvi, Hahnville High School Marching Band, and more! Join the fun on Oretha Castle Haley Blvd, March 11th from 11am-4pm.

About Franco's Health Club

Franco’s is a local fitness club where innovation meets dedication. With state of the art facilities and a caring, professional staff, Franco’s lets you escape from the world, while helping you meet your health and fitness goals.

About Gambit

By highlighting the best food, drinks, and attractions New Orleans has to offer, Gambit serves as a free resource to locals and visitors alike. Gambit also helps to support local businesses through print and online advertising and event production, as well as through ticketing/registration platforms such as Gambit Tickets and GambitU.

About The Youth Empowerment Project

The Youth Empowerment Project has been serving vulnerable youth in New Orleans since 2004. The organization was the first in Louisiana to offer juvenile re-entry programming. After Katrina, YEP expanded its mission in order to meet the increased needs of youth in the community. Today, YEP is the largest, most comprehensive organization in New Orleans addressing the needs of vulnerable youth. As of 2017, YEP operates 11 different community-based education, mentoring, employment readiness and enrichment programs.