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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

NOLA Youth Works

Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program

Youth Information

Employer Information

Questions or Concerns?

Program Overview

NOLA Youth Works will provide quality summer experiences that build a pipeline to careers for local youth ages 13-21. Experiences will focus on creating a career- ready workforce. As such, our programs are intended to have a long-lasting and long-term impact on each participant. Youth will earn a much needed paycheck and, equally as important, gain experience that helps them define, and advance their career goals. Through deliberate program design, cross-sector collaborations and strategic incentives, the NOLA Youth Works 2015 program will continue to host five distinct program opportunities; NORDC Teen Camp, Work and Learn, Signature, Traditional, and Intern NOLA programs.

2015 Dates

Program Dates are as followed:

Teen Camp June 1st -July 10th

JCC June 8th-July 10th

Intern Nola June 8th-July 10th

Athletics and College June 15th-July 17th

Signature June 15th-July 17th

Traditional June 15th-July 17th

Work & Learn: June 15th-July 17th


Employer Applications: Ongoing for the 2015 summer session
Youth Applications: February 21, 2015 through March 26, 2015


NOLA Youth Works RFP Release

NOLA Youth Works is inviting organizations interested in serving youth through our Work & Learn, Signature or Athletics & College programs to apply now.  The application deadline is April 17th.  Please email us at to request the application.  In the subject line please type NOLA Youth Works RFP.

Summer 2014 In Review

It was another amazing summer!

Last summer, Mayor Landrieu’s NOLA Youth Works Summer Employment Program provided a quality summer experiences for 1,654 local youth. NOLA Youth Works in partnership with The Office of Workforce Development and businesses in the New Orleans Metropolitan area; provided employment opportunities for the youth of the City of New Orleans.

Thank you to all of the businesses who partnered with us to provide a safe, friendly work environment. The opportunity provided our youth with a meaningful,life long work experience.

We look forward to partnering again with you this summer.


NOLA Youth Works partnered with 2 Cent Media Arts Summer Session

Students created short films that express their voices on how to best tackle the city's crime issues.

Click here to watch the summer session videos

NOLA Youth Works partnered with Purposeful Investigations of Careers in Healthcare (PICH)

Students created public service announcements on health disparities in our communities.

Click here for highlights of PICH Summer 2013.



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