Our Mission

HIGH VOLTAGE YOUTH CAMP is a 501(c) (3) corporation that provides education and recreation programs for economically disadvantaged youth. We are dedicated to helping youth realize their potential, build character, and function effectively as contributing members of society. High Voltage also works to build community collaborations, and partnerships with organizations that serve youth.


Night Out Against Crime #VegasStrong - October 17th

We partnered with the Sojourner Truth Neighborhood Center to organize a local event for the national Night Out Against Crime. We organized in solidarity with the recent violence in Las Vegas, while keeping in mind the violence that affects us here in NOLA.

Bags of Hope

November News

  • High Voltage co-sponsored summer camp at Sojourner Truth Community from June-July 2017.
  • August we participated in Augusts in August with Gulf Coast Bank.
  • July-August we gave away school supplies.

National Adoption Month Thanksgiving Dinner

Annual Thanksgiving Dinner at Raintree - November 11th

High Voltage celebrated National Adoption Month by hosting a Thanksgiving Dinner for teens in foster care in collaboration with Project 18, the Pontchartrain Club of the Kiwanis and the Original French Market Restaurant .

National Adoption Month is an initiative of the Children's Bureau with a goal to increase national awareness and bring attention to the need for permanent families for children and youth in the U.S. foster care system.

Each year, the initiative focuses its outreach and awareness-raising efforts around a new adoption-related theme. For the 2017 National Adoption Month initiative, the theme “Teens Need Families, No Matter What,” highlights the importance of identifying well-prepared and committed families for the thousands of teenagers in foster care. Many of these young people are less likely to be adopted, often because of their age, and will too often age out of the system without a stable support system. Securing lifelong connections for these teens, legally and emotionally, is an urgent need and critical component of their future achievement and overall well-being.

Giving Tuesday

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Please consider a gift of $10 or more to help High Voltage continue to provide education and recreational programs for youth in New Orleans.

Treme Festival - September 30th

August News

Looking back at Summer Camp 2017, we and Sojourner Truth Neighborhood Center wish to thank our donors who made it possible for us to provide an amazing summer camp experience for 70 youth! We were able to partner with the following organizations to make this possible:

  • Young Audiences of Louisiana
  • Providence Community Housing
  • Immanuel Community Church
  • Aetna Enterprise Community Partners
  • New Orleans Recreation Development Commission

We also hosted two Back to School Supply Giveaways:

At the Sojourner Truth Neighborhood Center, youth let us know their visions for their neighborhoods and received a Raising Canes Gift Certificate for their innovations. They also received school supplies from Amerigroup. We thank the donors, volunteers and community partners; together, we provided resources for over 300 youth and their families.

At the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission, we partnered with PaperPro® to provide students with PaperPro® Nano® Mini Staplers. Students also received Bostitch® Twist-N-Sharp™ pencil sharpeners. Together, we provided school supplies to 140 youth.

Give NOLA Day - MAY 2nd 2017

GiveNOLA Day is a 24-hour, online giving event organized by the Greater New Orleans Foundation to ignite the giving community in Southeast Louisiana. The goal is to inspire the community to come together for 24 hours to contribute as many charitable dollars as possible to support the work of local nonprofit organizations. Last year’s event raised $4 million from 28,000+ donations across the nation. This year, we hope to do even more! GiveNOLA Day is based on other successful giving days hosted by community foundations across the country.

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Eleventh Annual Schools Expo, Sat, February 4, 2017

The Urban League of Louisiana is excited to host its eleventh annual Schools Expo on Saturday, February 4, 2017 on the field at the Mercedes Benz Superdome from 10am-2pm. This event is critical in creating equity in school choice while building a brighter future for all children. By providing a one-stop shop, parents will be able to learn about all of their school options in New Orleans. Additionally, the goal of Expo is to provide families with information on resources available throughout the community, which complement and augment our central aim: developing healthy, happy and intellectually accomplished children.

For additional information or questions, call Gilma Pavon at 504-620-2332 or email gpavon@urbanleaguela.org.

Macy's Shop For A Cause to benefit High Voltage
Aug. 26 through Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016

Macy’s is partnering with High Voltage and inviting customers to participate in Macy’s eleventh annual national “Shop For A Cause” charity shopping event, taking place Friday, Aug. 26 through Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016. Customers can begin purchasing shopping passes from High Voltage now.

To purchase a shopping pass from High Voltage, contact info@highvoltageyouthcamp.org or to volunteer with for “Shop For A Cause” a meeting to discuss this event on Friday, June 15 from 4:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. at 4040 Tulane Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70119. ​

Macy's Shop for a Cause

Visit Macy's Shop For A Cause

Seniors at Sojourner Truth Neighborhood Center

Photos from:How to Make 2016 Your Best Year Ever

Saturday, April 2nd, 2016 at The People’s Health Jazz Market

Thanksgiving 2015

Photos from High Voltage's 2015 Thanksgiving!

Thanks to the New Orleans Hash House Harriers Red Dress Run for helping to provide Thanksgiving Dinner for Seniors at the Sojourner Truth Neighborhood Center on November 20, 2015.

The Hashers also provided us with funds for the Bags of Hope For the Homeless.

Macy's Shop For A Cause to benefit High Voltage
August 29th, 2015

High Voltage Youth Camp is excited to participate in the Macy's Shop For A Cause event. Stay tuned for more info.

Macy's Shop for a Cause

Visit Macy's Shop For A Cause

High Voltage, Inc. to Participate in the Essence #2015 #BRINGTHELOVE Citywide Day of Service in New Orleans on Thursday, July 2, 2015, 9am-4pm

New Orleans, LA | June 16, 2015 – High Voltage, Inc. announces its participation in the 2015 Essence #BringTheLove Citywide Day of Service hosted by Essence, Walmart, NOLA for Life and the City of New Orleans. High Voltage, Inc. is celebrating this Citywide Day of Service by donating books and school supplies to Kipp Central City School, and Raintree Children and Family Services. High Voltage’s participation in the Citywide Day of Service is made possible through the support of donations received on GiveNOLA Day 2015.

"High Voltage Inc. has been a part of the Essence Community Corner for many years, and we are excited to be a part of the Citywide Day of Service , said Phillis Everage, Vice President of High Voltage, Inc."

Be sure to stop by our booth in the Community Corner at ESSENCE while at #ESSENCEFEST July 4th weekend! www.essencefestival.com

GiveNOLA Day! Tuesday, May 5th 2015

GiveNOLA Day!

We appreciate the help of our friends, volunteers and donors on GiveNOLA Day! Your support raised nearly $1,000 that will provide Bags of Hope for the homeless, school supplies for youth in foster care and bring love to our booth at the Essence Music Festival 2015!

Volunteer Spotlight

Thanks to Jared Harris!

During his participation within the Google Community Leaders program, Jared was a member of the marketing team where he did photography for Google CLP events, he designed flyers for Google CLP events, he managed their social media pages through Google plus G+ and twitter.

He provided High Voltage with photography, social media and graphic services for GiveNOLA Day 2014! He also helped train the New Orleans community as well as business owners on how to use Google tools such as, G mail, Google Calendar, Google Drive, and Google Analytics. One of his greatest achievements was assisting with the marketing team in forming the first Google Business Group in the U.S.

Not only did Jared excel in the classroom, but he was also an active leader in many organizations. As a member of Dillard University American Marketing Association (AMA), he was instrumental in successfully creating a clothing line to highlight the organization. Jared credits his leadership in this challenge to his participation in the Google Community leaders program (CLP).

Currently Jared is now the Social Media Specialist at Nissan of New Orleans where he also is responsible for graphic design, photography, and managing reviews for the dealership. Jared has recently started his business, Create Your Own Path, which provides freelance graphic and web designs, social media, videography and photography to local business owners. High Voltage, Inc. looks forward to having Jared volunteer social media assistance with GiveNOLA Day 2015!

Health Fair

In January High Voltage participated in the Jefferson Community Health Care Center Open Enrollment Drives in River Ridge and Marrero, Louisiana. We provided Shea products as door prizes and provided Bags of Hope to the Homeless.

Thanks for providing Thanksgiving Dinner to youth in foster care at Rain Tree Chilren and Family Services.

Adia Wallace- 2014 Xavier Graduate

Adia Wallace is a recent Class of 2014 graduate of Xavier University of Louisiana. This Jackson, Mississippi native received her Bachelors of Arts in Philosophy with a minor in Computer Science and was involved in many leadership activities, including the Student Advisory Council for the Louisiana branch of the American Association of University Women, the Google Community Leaders Program - New Orleans, and the Xavier Debate Team -- among others. She is also a Ronald E. McNair Scholar and a recent alumna of the J.S. Kemper Scholars Program and the Institute for Recruitment of Teachers Program. This fall, Ms. Wallace will be attending Harvard Graduate School of Education to pursue her Masters of Education in Technology, Innovation, and Education (TIE). She is expected to graduate in May 2015.

Girls Circle Logo

High Voltage to offer Girls Circle

The Girls Circle model is a research-based, best practice model developed by the Girls Circle Association (www.girlscircle.com) It is a weekly structured support group for girls from 9-18 years to encourage the development of strength, courage, confidence, honesty, and communication skills for girls.

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