Week 50 – Work and Learn Bike Shop and Juice Bar

The Work & Learn Center, located in the Central City area of New Orleans, is a youth employment program comprised of several youth-run businesses. Working alongside YEP staff, youth are paid an educational stipend while they learn vital hard and soft skills which help them get and keep jobs. Through participating in the program, youth between the ages 16 and 24 gain valuable life skills, job training, soft skills and the confidence necessary to help them secure employment and create positive futures for themselves. Since the program’s inception, nearly 40 percent of graduates have successfully transitioned into employment opportunities.