APEX

APEX Youth Center

ABOUT THE AGENCY 
The APEX Youth Center offers teens and young adults (ages 12-25) a safe atmosphere to play, learn, work, and dream. The Center provides "a space out of the path of the bullet" and empowers teens and young adults to choose nonviolent conflict resolution and build positive social relationships.

WHAT YOU DO 
Loyola service learners will assist in providing supervision to youth at the center. Building healthy relationships with the kids is particularly important. It helps to be outgoing or be able to take the initiative in talking to the kids and joining in their activities. Activities include homework help, art, music, rap sessions, video games, dance, basketball, pool, air hockey, etc. Students interested in nonprofit work can also help with administrative tasks such as fundraising, data management, etc.

WHAT YOU LEARN 
Students will learn how to interact constructively with children and teens, many of whom face a number of challenges (poverty, violence, educational inequities). Students will also learn what it's like to work at a nonprofit. It is important that all our volunteers learn how to model pro-social behavior and positive conflict resolution skills.

INTERACTIONS
middle • high schoolers • young adults • victims of crime or violence

LOCATION
2019 Simon Bolivar Ave.

CONTACT
Olivia Brown • Program Director
oliviabrown@apexyouthcenter.org • 504-358-2739 ext. 4

DAYS & TIMES

Mon Tues Wed Thur Fri Sat
3-7pm 9am-7pm 11am-7pm 11am-10pm 2-10pm 1-10pm

(Other times may be available by special arrangement)

TRANSPORTATION
Map & directions 
Biking • 20 min
Public transit • 35 min
Driving • 11 min, free street parking

PRESERVICE REQUIREMENTS

  1. Pass a background check.
  2. Complete APEX's volunteer application.