Our Mission

It is the mission of the Calcasieu Parish Children and Youth Board to identify and support effective programs, initiatives, and activities that promote the social, physical, and emotional well being of children and youth in our community.



Healthy and thriving children and youth in a supportive community.



To accomplish our mission and vision, CYPB must:

  • Promote and support preventive and intervention strategies to maximize children and youth development
  • Engage all sectors as partners
  • View children, youth, and their families as change agents and partners
  • Reduce and divert commitment of children and youth into the juvenile justice and foster care systems
  • Provide community awareness and education on prevention, education, and resources on behalf of our children and youth