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
2017 OPENING CEREMONY
(feat. AV Mitchell)
YPO GOES GOLFING
(Field Trip)
CONGRATULATIONS 2019 YOUTH PEACE OLYMPIANS!
2016 Closing Ceremony Highlight Reel
On Saturday, September 7, 2019 the Louisiana Center for Health Equity, Together We Are More Adolescent Health Collaborative and our community partners celebrated the conclusion of another amazing year of hosting the Youth Peace Olympics program. This year’s event was held at the BREC Anna T. Jordan Community Park and featured several performances from youth, video highlights of this year’s events and activities and more. A reception immediately followed the event.
2019 Youth Peace Olympics winners are as follows: 
Gold Medal - Jenesis Stewart
Silver Medal - Grace Idikwu
Bronze Medal - Zoey Hughes
Olympic Spirit Award - Ashanti Hinton
Most Improved Award - Taij Campbell​​
NEW! YOUTH PEACE OLYMPICS LAUNCHES 5-YEAR COMMEMORATIVE VIDEO
It's been 5 amazing years since YPO's launch and we couldn't be more excited! So far we've impacted the lives of over 250 Baton Rouge youth, and we're looking forward to making 2019 our best year yet. Click the video to catch a glimpse of what we've been up to. 
CHEERS TO AN ABSOLUTELY AMAZING L.Y.F.E.LINE SUMMIT! 
The first annual, LYFE Line Teen Summit was held on July 17 and 18 for youth ages 12 to 17.  Throughout the summit, youth engaged in workshops centered on exploring topics concerning pressing issues such as community safety and police accountability, youth violence & trauma, mental & health wellness, college & vocational readiness, and so much more. In between the workshops, teens experienced fun activities and games provided by BREC on the Geaux including: Curry with the Shot, Pass the Hula, a Relay Race Obstacle Course, Hula Dance and so much more. Students also explored a number of advocacy topics during their town hall event and had a chance to put those ideas into action during a simulated counsel meeting. We are grateful to everyone who played a role in this exciting endeavor. Stay tuned for more! #LYFELine2019
This year LCHE kicked off it's annual YPO fundraising efforts with the 'Light Up The Night" Gala, which was held on Sunday, November 18, 2018. The event featured a silent auction, live entertainment, and much more. This year LCHE's goal is to raise $25,000 for the 2019 Youth Peace Olympics, a life-changing program. Any contribution, whether large or small, helps to reach that goal.  Campaign efforts will extend until YPO's 2019 kickoff in April. Click ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ here to view WBRZ's coverage. 
MONTHLY SESSIONS AND FIELD TRIPS
THANK YOU FOR AN ABSOLUTELY AMAZING STEM DAY 2019!
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. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
STEM Day was held on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at Ben Burge Park Gymnasium from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event featured interactive demonstrations from several local companies/organizations in various STEM fields. ​​​​​​​​​It was well attended and engaging for individuals of all ages. Thank you to all of the people who worked to make this year's STEM Day a success. We could not have done it without you. 
THANK YOU FOR AN AMAZING TURNOUT AT OUR VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT AND AWARD CELEBRATION 
THANK YOU FOR A SUCCESSFUL YPO KICKOFF WEEKEND!
Our 6th Annual Kickoff Weekend on April 26-27, 2019 was a HUGE success thanks to the support of our community partners and volunteers. Words can't express our appreciation for your commitment to our youth. We would also like to extend a special thanks to all of our entertainers, speakers, and parade participants. We hope that you will continue to stay engaged as we make this summer the best year yet!

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

GAMES AND SPORTS

ACADEMIC AND CAREER PLANNING

​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.​​
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.​​