OUR STORY 

Our mission as a nonprofit organization.

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Youth Rebuilding New Orleans (YRNO) is a one of a kind among non-profit volunteer organizations. New Orleans youth created us, we’re organized by youth, and our efforts are directed at bettering the lives of our city’s youth. Many young people who wanted to volunteer to help rebuild New Orleans were turned away by other non-profits because of the liability associated with reconstruction work. Instead of accepting this rejection, a committed group of teenagers decided they would find a way to help the New Orleans community recover.

We know that when it comes to volunteer organizations, New Orleans is not lacking, but our devotion to young people and education sets us apart. Although we have grown exponentially from the initial days following Hurricane Katrina, our vision and founding principles have remained the same. Our mission is to reduce blight by rebuilding distressed and foreclosed homes while engaging local youth in the recovery and rebirth of the New Orleans area.

We opened this webstore as a way for our supporters to donate, and show that they have. So come on, and rep that YRNO Swag!