To elevate the life special skills and abilities of inner-city student-athletes in America through mentor-based programs in athletic, academic and social development.
Who We Are Sky Hyacinthe, Executive Director Sky Hyacinthe joined ELEVATE New Orleans in October 2009, and oversees the organization’s day-to-day operations including program development, human resources, communications, and college placement. Currently oversees all functions of the organization… Learn More →
What We Do The ELEVATE Leadership Program (ELP) is a free, application-based enrichment program for select 7th-12th grade student-athletes. ELEVATE Leadership Program members participate in a daily mix of athletic, academic and social development activities on an individual and small group basis. Learn More →
Why We Do It ELEVATE New Orleans focuses primarily on the second and third types of achievement gap described in the McKinsey report — those based upon race and income level. In 2009, of the 38,051 students enrolled in New Orleans public schools, over 90% were African-American and 82% received free/reduced… Learn More →
Get Involved DONATE Please visit our Donor Support page for information on how to support ELEVATE New Orleans. Volunteer opportunities are currently available in the following areas:Academic Tutoring & College… Learn More →
Elevate New Orleans and United Healthcare Community Plan are helping our youth live healthier lives through healthy eating. –Kimberly Spotville Community Outreach Specialist UnitedHealthcare Community Plan-Louisiana
"One reason our collaboration is already so successful is because, very simply, the mission of Elevate – cultivating well-rounded 7th through 12th graders and instilling life skills – matches Loyola’s mission as we strive to educate the whole student and to benefit the larger community."–Michael P. Olson, Ph.D. Dean of Libraries Loyola University New Orleans