OUR Mission

The please Foundation provides mentoring, leadership training, and scholarships to at-risk students in New Orleans. The Foundation provides all the tools necessary for students to attend and succeed in college preparatory high schools. The ultimate goal is for each student to be accepted into college and achieve their greatest potential.

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History

The PLEASE Foundation was founded in 2007 by a native New Orleanian, Yvette Endom. She has always had a passion for helping at-risk children. After being displaced from her home for nine months due to Hurricane Katrina, she wanted to make our community a better place by inspiring the children of New Orleans. Yvette created The PLEASE Foundation to help provide scholarships for inner-city children to receive the best education available to them in New Orleans. She believed that providing them with a college preparatory education was the best way to pull them out of poverty and help them become the future leaders of our city.

Board of Directors
  • Shannon Adams
  • Judy Arceneaux
  • Ken Auzenne
  • Maria Crumley, LCSW
  • Roy A. Glapion, PE
  • Granville Morse, MD
  • Holly Popham
  • Nicholas Scalco, II
  • Evans Schmidt
  • Mark Sheridan
  • Mark Woods, Jr.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
  • Yvette T. Endom
Advisor
  • Beth Cooney, LCSW
  • Lauren Lagarde
  • Stacy Pellerin
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