Youth Organizations

The After-School Newcomb Tutoring Program (ANT) pairs Tulane students with local elementary/middle school students to help with homework and basic subjects such as math and reading. The tutors are paired with the same child each week to encourage an academic bond. The program is on-campus in the basement of Newcomb Hall. Become a mentor. Contact Maryann Thompson, mthomp3@Tulane.edu. 

Central City Dance Team provides inner-city school children with a productive after-school activity. We teach the children dance routines and encourage them to showcase their talent at suitable venues. Contact Vanessa Richter, vrichte@tulane.edu.

FairED Foundation is a nonprofit organization led by college undergraduates that aims to reduce the growing achievement gap manifest in the college admissions by providing ACT and college prep mentorship and guidance to disadvantaged high school students. Contact Michelle Story, story@tulane.edu

Project Raintree volunteers serve as mentors and friends to girls ages 12-17 at the Raintree House, a therapeutic group home for young women in between foster care. Weekly activities with the residents range from life skills training and character building seminars to crafts, cooking, and spa and movie nights. Contact Praveena Fernes, pfernes@tulane.edu.

Women and Youth Supporting Each Other is a group of socially conscious, dedicated, and enthusiastic young women who work with middle school girls from Langston Hughes Academy. We develop sessions on certain topics such as healthy relationships, future options, conflict resolution, and sexual health. WYSE is interactive and serves a a safe space for women to discuss issues, ask questions, and create dialogue. If you are interested in becoming a mentor with WYSE contact Lamiya Tauhid,  ltauhid@tulane.edu.

The Academic Tutoring of the Roots of Music provides homework help, test preparation, and mentoring to the students of the Roots of Music marching band (kids ages 9-14). The Roots of Music Marching band has kids from many different New Orleans schools, and our role as tutors is merely to help kids maintain a good GPA to stay in the program. Knowledge of music is not required to tutor! Contact Raven Bailey, rbailey8@tulane.edu

Swim 4 Success combats poverty by providing life-saving skills through free swimming lessons to low-income youth. Any Tulane/Loyola Student with basic knowledge of the 4 main swimming strokes can volunteer. Teach one lesson at the Reily Recreation Center per week. Contact Alexandros Pavlakis, apavlaki@tulane.edu

Tulane University Community Advancement Network (TUCAN) is a student organization providing tutoring and mentoring programs in low income neighborhoods across the city of New Orleans. We bridge the resources of the modern university and the surrounding communities. Contact Breanne Thompson, bthomps7@tulane.edu

The Tulane University Neuroscience Association (TUNA) seeks to connect undergraduate neuroscience majors to the world of neuroscience at Tulane University, within the New Orleans community, and internationally through professor events, speaker series, educational activities, and community service. Contact Megan Haney, mhaney@tulane.edu

Make Music NOLA provides free musical and academic tutoring to disadvantaged children throughout the greater New Orleans area through the help of Tulane volunteers. Volunteers have the unique opportunity to explore New Orleans by working with these energetic children. Tutors volunteer on a weekly basis, and attend at least one special event per semester. Contact Julianna Lewis, jlewis23@tulane.edu

After School Allies (ASA) works with Phillis Wheatley Community School in Mid-City to provide tutors, mentors and coaches to a variety of Wheatley’s after school programs. Tulane students volunteer on a weekly basis to create lasting relationships with the children at Wheatley and ensure that their students are getting the most out of their after school activities. Contact Emily Pavel, epavel@tulane.edu.

Tulane Elementary STEM Outreach Club (ELMO) is to provide elementary school students in the New Orleans area with opportunities to participate in STEM activities, as well as to provide faculty, staff, and students at Tulane with opportunities to volunteer with elementary school children, helping with STEM activities. Contact Claire Nambroodi, cnambood@tulane.edu

If you have any questions regarding Youth Organizations contact Kendal Simonse at ksimonse@tulane.edu.

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