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City of New Orleans unveils Summer youth recreation and job opportunities

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Mayor Mitch Landrieu and City officials unveiled Wednesday a package of recreation and job opportunities that are available to New Orleans youth this summer.

Opportunities are available in all five city council districts through the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) and NOLA Youth Works, the Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program. 

Additionally, the City and its partner, Share Our Strength, will announce plans to provide free meals to youth this summer. In total, the City is committing nearly $3 million to summer programming this year.    


This year, NORDC will offer 34 youth camps (ages 4-12) that will serve over 3,900 kids across the city through partnerships with schools, non-profits and faith-based organizations. The programming offers a wide array of academic, cultural and recreational activities, including free field trips to the Audubon Zoo, the Aquarium of the Americas and NORDC pools for water safety lessons. Registration for partner-sponsored camps and programming is now open, and parents can visit NORDC’s website for a full list of opportunities and instructions on how to register their children.  Free breakfast and lunch will be provided.

NORDC will offer 13 teen camps (ages 13-15) which will serve 1,000 teens across the city. In partnership with JOB1, the City’s office of workforce development, teen camps will offer local teenagers career exploration seminars to expose participants to a variety of job fields. Free breakfast, lunch and field trips are provided. Additionally, teens will earn a stipend of $75 per week. Teen Camp applications are accepted by scheduled appointments only. 


The Mayor’s 2016 NOLA Youth Works Summer Employment Program will serve over 800 young people ages 13-21 with five program offerings. NOLA Youth Works partners with private and non-profit companies and organizations to provide quality summer experiences at safe, structured and properly supervised environments. 

Mayor Landrieu is calling on local businesses and organizations to sign up to be part of the program. Prospective employers can learn more about the program by visiting Employers can also request information by emailing or by calling the City’s office of workforce development at (504) 658-4531.

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