Mission Statement

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High Voltage Youth Camp is a non-profit organization that provides educational as well as recreational programs for economically disadvantaged youth to realize their potential, build character, and to function effectively as contributing members of society. We are also dedicated to building community collaborations and partnerships with other organizations that serve youth.


History of High Voltage

High Voltage Youth Camp was founded in 1991 by, Katherine Shawrri Johnson, Bernadotte Glover and Judy Hamilton to provide educational and recreational programs to residents of the Iberville Housing Development and Covenant House New Orleans. Ms. Johnson, Ms. Glover and Mr. Lee Baker recruited volunteer staff to provide services at the St. Jude Community Center in New Orleans for the program. In January 2003, High Voltage was incorporated and Ms. Claudia Washington and Phillis Everage joined the Board of Directors.


Cindy Robison, Katherine Johnson and students

In the fall of 2003, High Voltage began to collaborate with other non-profit organizations serving youth including Positive Impact, Joseph A Cuillier, Sr. Career Center and New Orleans Video Access Center in order to order to serve more young people in the New Orleans Community

Students enrolled in our programs are eligible for high school (community service) and college credits. Each year we offer programs that help build self-esteem, critical thinking skills, social responsibility, healthy lifestyles, as well as provide therapeutic recreation.

Girls Circle

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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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