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ABOUT

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"The necessity of The Milne Inspiration Center (The MIC) was born in the belief that youth of New Orleans and the Africa Diaspora should be given intentional opportunities to become contributors to society through an innovative variety of pathways of engagement. I believe it will take tremendous, intentional community collaboration to ensure the success of youth and I want to do my part."

- Le'Kedra Robertson

THE MOVEMENT

The MIC seeks to engage youth and community as generational poverty cycle breakers to serve as innovative generational wealth builders through leadership development and social entrepreneurship.

VISION

The Milne Inspiration Center is a safe space that cultivates the voice, vision and development of young leaders to reach their purpose filled futures.

MISSION

The Milne Inspiration Center increases opportunities and resources to decrease unproductive behaviors that often lead youth to crime and prevent them from reaching their full potential.

CORE VALUES

  • Faith

  • Integrity

  • Diversity

  • Youth Voice

  • Family Wellness

  • Global Exposure

  • Self-Determination

  • Respect for Self & Others

  • Leadership Development

  • Cross-Cultural Social Enterprise

OUR METHOD

We support youth leadership development to produce global empathetic change agents through five pathways of engagement

TRANSFORMATIVE EDUCATION 

Education and life skills that expand and deepen youth knowledge through intergenerational. cross-community, and international collaborations.

Effective practices that help youth improve physical, behavioral, financial, and spiritual health including mentorship and coaching from elders, peer-to-peer consensus building, and meditation.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Employment training using both traditional and non-traditional entrepreneurial/ vocational skills and internships that motivate youth to pursue careers that build wealth that remains in and benefits their communities

ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND JOB TRAINING

Use of varied mediums of arts and cultural expression that influence tradition and history to explore the importance of maintaining global communities, particularly focused on the African Diaspora, via e-curriculum and visits with youth in Africa.

CULTURAL AND

GLOBAL CONNECTION

Develop global empathic leaders that deepen the quality of involvement and impact young people have on the social, economic, and political issues of concern in their community.

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT