BRING HOME
A CHAMPIONSHIP
WELCOME TO THE OFFICIAL HOME OF THE YOUTH PEACE OLYMPICS.

Tired of seeing violence take the lives of Baton Rouge youth? Ready to show the world that you're not too young to make a difference?

Youth Peace Olympics is the program for you!
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NEWS
HIGHLIGHTS
JOIN US FOR OUR ANNUAL KICKOFF WEEKEND
APRIL 20th & 21st
2017 OPENING CEREMONY
(feat. AV Mitchell)
We're super excited to celebrate 5 amazing years of positively impacting Baton Rouge youth. This year we're determined to make our Annual Opening Ceremony & Kickoff Summit bigger and better than ever! Read more
MONTHLY SESSIONS AND FIELD TRIPS
YPO GOES GOLFING
(Field Trip)

YPO sessions include engaging workshops, arts and crafts, music, outdoor activities and more! It's the perfect place to meet new friends, have fun, and gain valuable skills at the same time. Every year YPO participants go on several cultural enrichment field trips. Past trips included college tours, museum visits, sightseeing, and more. 
CLOSING CEREMONY

2016 Closing Ceremony Highlight Reel
The Youth Peace Olympics concludes by celebrating the accomplishments of program participants through a closing ceremony, which is free and open to the public.The 2018 YPO Closing Ceremony will be held from 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon. Location and date to be announced. Read more

OUR FOCUS

VIOLENCE PREVENTION

LIFE SKILLS BUILDING

FINANCIAL LITERACY

​We partner with local law enforcement officials, community leaders, and subject-matter experts to facilitate interactive workshops on several forms of violence including gun violence, domestic violence,  bullying, peer pressure and more.
Our signature curriculum includes engaging activities to help participants develop positive self-image, healthy interpersonal relationships, and more. Activities include role-playing, drawing, journaling, etc.
Participants receive personal finance tips including budgeting, applying for scholarships, managing student loan debt, saving, managing credit, etc.

​CREATIVE ARTS

ACADEMIC AND CAREER PLANNING

GAMES AND SPORTS


Participants are introduced to several art forms including vocal music, dance, visual arts and more. Youth have the opportunity to showcase their work at the YPO Closing ceremony.​​

​Participants have the opportunity to take part in a number of indoor and outdoor games and sporting activities including flag football, volleyball, foosball, table tennis, basketball, and more.
Participants gain invaluable tips regarding time-management, study skills, business etiquette, and more. Whether participants are interested in attending college, pursing a trade, or joining the armed forces, our YPO coaches provide helpful information to ensure that they are prepared for academic success and life after high school.​​