youth http://wwno.org en City Community Centers The Heartbeat Of Neighborhood Life http://wwno.org/post/city-community-centers-heartbeat-neighborhood-life <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The term </span>NORD<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is thrown around a lot in conversations about crime and public safety. It is actually </span>NORDC<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> now, which stands for the </span><a href="http://www.nola.gov/Residents/NORD/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">New Orleans Recreation Development Commission</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> — the agency that oversees the playgrounds, ballparks, pools and sports teams that many see as the key to teaching kids community values.</span></p> Tue, 04 Jun 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Eve Abrams 36731 at http://wwno.org Earlier curfew being considered in St. John Parish http://wwno.org/post/earlier-curfew-being-considered-st-john-parish <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">St. John the Baptist Parish could enact one of the earliest curfews in the metro New Orleans area if the parish council approves a request by the sheriff&#39;s office to require unaccompanied minors to be off the street by 9 p.m. on school nights. The curfew is currently 10 p.m.</p> Mon, 09 Jul 2012 16:56:17 +0000 The Associated Press 15352 at http://wwno.org Essence 'Youth Day' Kicks off in New Orleans http://wwno.org/post/essence-youth-day-kicks-new-orleans <p>Opening day of the Essence Music Festival is kicking off with events geared for the young.</p><p>Crime, education and issues affecting today&#39;s youth will be tackled during the day at the Morial Convention Center before teen musical acts hit the stage at the Superdome.</p><p>Among the day&#39;s speakers are New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, who launched a mentoring project called &quot;Saving Our Sons,&quot; to help curb crime and violence in the city. His wife, Cheryl, launched &quot;Girl Up NOLA,&quot; which seeks to inspire and motivate young girls.</p> Thu, 05 Jul 2012 15:36:01 +0000 The Associated Press 15158 at http://wwno.org 14,000 http://wwno.org/post/14000 <p>Andre Perry discusses what it means to have 14,000 disconnected youth.</p> Fri, 01 Jun 2012 22:00:00 +0000 Andre Perry 12648 at http://wwno.org Louisiana Justice Institute Challenges New Curfew http://wwno.org/post/louisiana-justice-institute-challenges-new-curfew <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d788a8f3cf0-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d788a8f3cf0-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d788a8f3cf0-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wwno/local-wwno-999407.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>A non-profit civil rights group is organizing young men to test the city's new 8 p.m. curfew for those 16 years old or younger. Eileen Fleming reports the effort is aimed at challenging the new restriction.</p> Wed, 11 Jan 2012 04:59:54 +0000 Eileen Fleming 3509 at http://wwno.org New Orleans City Council Lowers Curfew for Minors Around French Quarter http://wwno.org/post/new-orleans-city-council-lowers-curfew-minors-around-french-quarter <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d788a8f2557-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d788a8f2557-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d788a8f2557-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wwno/local-wwno-999077.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>The New Orleans City Council has approved an 8 p.m. weekend curfew for 16-year-olds and those younger in the French Quarter and in the area around Frenchmen Street in the Faubourg Marigny.</p> Sat, 07 Jan 2012 04:33:59 +0000 Eileen Fleming 3501 at http://wwno.org