The Kennedy Center of Louisiana is a community based non-profit
organization founded in 2004 by Ms. Tonya Williams. Ms. Williams, a
Licensed Professional Counselor, and Licensed Marriage and family
Therapist has worked diligently to remove barriers and increase the
quality of life for youth and adults with the most need for many
years. It is her desire and the mission of The Kennedy Center of
Louisiana to EMPOWER individuals to reach their full potential by
supporting, teaching and linking them to resources in the
community. It is our belief that all individuals are capable of
SUCCESS and deserve the same quality of life regardless of their
socio-economic background and life circumstances.
In 2008, The Kennedy Center partnered with Queensborough
Elementary School and Caddo Parish Schools to establish a
school-based mentoring program entitled We All Winn Mentoring to
combat the academic failure, poverty, delinquency, and illiteracy
that is so prominent in the community. The Kennedy Center was
awarded a grant by the Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools to
implement this school based mentoring initiative that matches
non-related adult mentors with children (grades 4th – 5th)
with the greatest needs to promote positive development and social
responsibility, as well as improved academic achievement.
As a result of the success of the elementary school mentoring
program the Kennedy Center of Louisiana has taken steps to launch
several programs with the mentoring component for juveniles and
This organization is constantly seeking volunteers to serve as
mentors, advisory committee members, assist with events, such as
fundraisers or recreational outing with our program participants.
Please continue to browse the website and contact us if any
additional information is needed.
** The We all Winn Mentoring program is named in honor of
Terrance Winn, a teenager tragically killed by gunfire at the age