www.nolayouthmap.org gives youth and adults easy access to up-to-date information on services and resources available in the Greater New Orleans area. Youth, parents, grandparents, caregivers, teachers, service providers, and anyone in the community can search services and resources in their neighborhoods. Resources listed on the site can easily update information as needed. Resources can be added simply by using the “ADD A RESOURCE” button. The goal of www.nolayouthmap.org is to raise public awareness about current resources in our community, and help identify what is still needed as the city continuously develops.
This effort is part of a city-wide, youth-led mapping project in Greater New Orleans. The information listed here has been collected by youth and is managed by youth from across the city. Together, iMapAmerica and Partnership for Youth Development are embarking on a mapping mission, giving youth the opportunity to advocate using the data collected. This data provides youth the knowledge they need to make better decisions, develop work skills, and become experts in their communities.
Partnership for Youth Development is the lead organization for this project in New Orleans. Partnership for Youth Development is the intermediary organization leveraging resources to programs that serve children and youth during out of school hours in New Orleans. Working collaboratively, we connect local entities with innovative solutions, best practices research, policy expertise, and training on national standards in youth development to effect change across city-wide systems. Building on strong relationships with national partners, we leverage resources by bringing in experts who provide technical assistance in youth development, creating local infrastructures to support youth, and creative public/private partnerships.
"By arming a contingency of young people with the skills to build with and manage a database of youth and family resources, we are creating an opportunity for young people to lead and succeed while using their work to inform the larger youth infrastructure of our community."
Gina Warner, Executive Director, Partnership for Youth Development