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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 →

Special Skills and Abilities

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