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NOLA FOR LIFE Mentoring Initiative

The NOLA FOR LIFE Mentoring Initiative partners with mentoring organizations to positively impact the lives of young men in New Orleans. This initiative, as a component of Invest in Prevention, allows us to work with other mentoring organizations to change the lives of young men in New Orleans.

Together, NOLA FOR LIFE and mentoring organizations have created a process to pair mentors and mentees. We’re looking for mentors to provide guidance and support to 15-18 year old males in New Orleans who are at risk of involvement in violence. This age range is a critical time in young men’s lives to insert a positive influence and connection to a caring adult.

NOLA FOR LIFE Mentoring Challenge Grants

Through the NOLA FOR LIFE Mentoring Initiative, the City of New Orleans is also launching NOLA FOR LIFE Mentoring Challenge Grants. The grants are being offered to community organizations who volunteer a significant amount of NOLA FOR LIFE mentors through the mentoring partner organizations. To accept the challenge and learn more about the grant application process, download these instructions.


Partnering Organizations 

100 Black Men of Metro New Orleans

100 Black Men offers a holistic mentoring program that addresses the social, emotional, and cultural needs of our youth.

Neighborhood: All of Orleans Parish
Time of Mentoring: During school / Saturday Life Skill Academy
Type of Mentoring: One-on-one; Group
Special population served: At-risk youth
Website: www.100blackmennola.org
Email: jwilson@100blackmennola.org; panderson@100blackmennola.org
Phone: 504-208-9337


CASA New Orleans

CASA New Orleans fights for the rights of abused and neglected children. Our trained community volunteers advocate for their best interest in court and are often the only stable adult presence in their life.

Neighborhood: All of Orleans Parish
Time of Mentoring: In and out of school, seven days a week.
Type of Mentoring: One-on-one
Special population served: Abused and neglected youth in foster care
Website: www.CASANewOrleans.org
Email: info@casaneworleans.org
Phone: 504-522-1962


Communities In Schools

Our equation is a simple one - one adult, plus one child, plus one lunch a week, equals 2 Lives Changed. The CIS Mentoring Program gives adult volunteers and youth the opportunity to engage in a mentoring relationship in a structured and safe school based environment.

Neighborhood: New Orleans East, Uptown/Irish Channel/Central City
Time of Mentoring: Monday-Friday during the school day
Type of Mentoring: One-on-one and small group
Special population served: Students in schools where CIS services are provided
Website: www.CISNewOrleans.org
Email: mentoring@cisneworleans.org
Phone: 504-486-8002 


MentorNOLA With Each One Save One

MentorNOLA is a youth service organization providing one-to-one mentor relationships to high-risk youth in our community. We believe the individual mentoring process can aid in the development of youth, allowing them to face major challenges and to succeed.

Neighborhood: Algiers, Treme, 7th Ward/Bywater
Time of Mentoring: Weekdays and weekends
Type of Mentoring: One-on-one
Special population served: At-risk youth
Website: www.eachonesaveone.org
Email: hope@eachonesaveone.org
Phone: 504-896-9979


Son of a Saint

Son of a Saint aims to enhance the lives of fatherless boys and inspire mentorship in the New Orleans Metro area. 

Neighborhood: All of Orleans Parish 
Time of Mentoring: Mostly Weekends 
Type of Mentoring: Group; One-on-One
Special population served: Fatherless boys whose father is incarcerated or murdered 
Website: www.sonofasaint.org
Email: info@sonofasaint.org
Phone: 504-875-4093


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