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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PARADE/PEACE MARCH
NEWS
HIGHLIGHTS
YOUTH PEACE OLYMPICS CITYWIDE STEM DAY- REGISTER FAST! SPACE IS LIMITED.
2017 OPENING CEREMONY
(feat. AV Mitchell)
We are super excited to announce our STEM Day which will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at Ben Burge Park Gymnasium from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will feature interactive demonstrations from several local companies/organizations in various STEM fields. ​​Registration is open to all Baton Rouge residents ages 10-17. You may sign up by clicking here . To properly accommodate everyone, all attendees must be pre-registered. 
YPO GOES GOLFING
(Field Trip)
THANK YOU FOR A SUCCESSFUL YPO KICKOFF WEEKEND!
2016 Closing Ceremony Highlight Reel
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!


NEW! YOUTH PEACE OLYMPICS LAUNCHES 5-YEAR COMMEMORATIVE VIDEO
THANK YOU FOR AN AMAZING TURNOUT AT OUR VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT AND AWARD CELEBRATION 
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. 
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
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. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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 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.​​