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
NEW! YOUTH PEACE OLYMPICS LAUNCHES 5-YEAR COMMEMORATIVE VIDEO
2017 OPENING CEREMONY
(feat. AV Mitchell)
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. 
YPO GOES GOLFING
(Field Trip)
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. 
2016 Closing Ceremony Highlight Reel
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. 

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.​​