Who We Are
Let It Slide is an alternative solution to the violence infesting our community. Our programs are designed to redirect our youth and young adults in ways that cultivate their grifts and educate them in a trade that ultimately leads to better choices, more opportunities and an overall better way of life, instead of turning to the streets and/or criminal activities.
Louisiana is 247% higher than the nation average in crime. 1 in 109 residents have a chance to become victim of a violent crime. For every 100,000 people, 36 are murdered.
Louisiana is the 3rd least-educated state in the country. Also ranked 4th lowest among the percentage of residence who have high-school diplomas.
According to the BLS survey, the unemployment rate is 6.6%. The state unemployment rate is 1.2% higher than the national average.
Homelessness in LA increased by 7.9% with 3,173 people experiencing homelessness. 36.7% of homeless were sheltered while 63.7% were unsheltered.
The poverty rate is 5.5% higher than the national average of 13.1%. An estimated 843,626 people live below the federal poverty line. Unacceptable for our city.
Some foster care children have been physically abused, and have symptoms of mental illness. Males who age out of foster care have a high chance of becoming homeless.
Let It Slide provides opportunities for the participants to gain useful skills that will put them in a better position to succeed in life and in their career.
Let It Slide has the privilege of having access to businessmen that will take time to mentor the participants and give them knowledge that otherwise would not be available.
Let It Slide employs many opportunities for the participants to gain employment opportunities that will set them up for success in life.
Let It Slide has many programs that guide the participants in whatever industry they choose to pursue. From Construction to Music, they will be prepared for a long lasting careers.
We believe all youth can embrace who they are,
can define their future, and can change the world.
Mentor Educate Support
Provide Avenues Through Hands On Training
Our vision is to create a revolving door open to at risk youth and young adults. We offer them the opportunity to choose a positive and fulfilling life.
In our hearts we believe adolescences, teenagers and young adults can only use and operate the tools that they are given in life.
Through Let It S.L.I.D.E., we are equipping our participants with the tools and skills that give life through creating positive music, renovating homes and commercial properties through carpentry and painting, encouraging and assisting them with their educational studies, and also empowering them with knowledge from proven successful mentors.