a community for caring about children in crisis

900 Jordan Street   Suite 102   Shreveport, Louisiana 71101   318-425-4413


VYJ annually recruits, trains and supports hundreds of volunteers to provide services for children at-risk. Currently, VYJ can only support 60% of the children in need of crisis intervention in North Louisiana.

It doesn’t take much to change the life of a child. All it takes is a hug, a simple card, a phone call, or an ear to listen.  Last year our CASA program served 784 children utilizing 202 volunteers, 98% of children that the CASA program served were placed in safe and permanent homes.   

CASA Volunteer Form

CASA pic2 group of kids

2018 Gumbo Gladiators

Our 2018 Event was GREAT!  Thanks to our Sponsors, Teams, Vendors and Volunteers for making our fundraiser a success! 

We had 43 teams that cooked 54 pots of gumbo.


2018 Winners

1st Seafood: Team White

2nd Seafood: Cooking Cousins

3rd Seafood: Team Thrifty

1st Lagniappe: Just Under the Law

2nd Lagniappe: Gumbooya

3rd Lagniappe: NOLA Roux Dats


1st Chicken & Sausage: Roux Breakers

2nd Chicken & Sausage: Remington Roux Crew

3rd Chicken & Sausage: The Blake @ Bossier

People’s Choice: Roux Awakening

Best Booth Decoration: Raise the Rouxf

Best Team Spirit: Centaur Consomme’


Give For Good - Thanks! Thanks! Thanks!

Thanks to everyone that helped make our Give for Good day the best one yet!  We raised almost $14,000 from donations in just 24 hours.  


CASA Superhero Run

VYJ ended the month of April with its 1st annual CASA Superhero Run fundraiser.  This fundraiser had an amazing  first year with 13 sponsors, 278 participants, 31 volunteers, and raised almost $8,000.00.

Thanks to all that made it event awesome!!! 


900 Jordan Street   Suite 102   Shreveport, Louisiana 71101   318-425-4413

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