Excel Star is excited to announce our 1st Annual Youth Mardi Gras Ball on February 9, 2013 at the Hilton New Orleans Grand Ballroom. The Excel Star Program prides itself around positive development and quality enrichment for the youth. The 1st Annual Youth Mardi Gras Ball will serve as a stepping stone to providing funding needs for the youth participants within the program throughout its calendar year. We are raising the bar the parents and youth to take interest and pride into New Orleans Mardi Gras Culture and Tradition. The event program will consist of the youth king, queen, and royal court ceremony, encouraging performances by local talent, sponsorship announcements, and the presentation of awards during a formal dining setting catered by the Hilton Hotel Chefs and Staff.


Excel Star is a grassroots organization that was established and is currently operated by concerned parents and citizens that are committed to make positive changes in the community. Our mission is to save and improve lives by nurturing minds, bodies, and spirits through offering programs that incorporate arts, academics, and independent learning. Excel Star provides a safe, positive, productive and fun place for the youth in the community to go during critical times after school and during the summer. We offer programs geared towards the minds and souls of our developing youth. We are achieving our mission through offering several programs including after school and summer tutoring sessions, a summer enrichment program, performing arts classes, performance dance groups, mentoring, computer and technology training, college bound service, youth career and economic development and other enrichment programs. Through all of our programs including Teen Talk workshops, we are providing knowledge and awareness on subjects such as drug and violence prevention, abstinence, peer pressure, building self-esteem, healthy living, and conflict resolution. We are focusing on our youth. We are instilling leadership in the youth today for a brighter future.  


Excel Star’s Young Stars arts education program is open to at risk and undeserved youth who love to perform. Excel Star offers dance, singing, visual, spoken work, music and acting lessons to undeserved students who otherwise would not have the means to attend traditional arts classes. Young Stars arts program is a year-round, tuition-free arts education program. As with all of our programs, each day Young Stars members participate in one hour of tutoring and homework time before a two hour arts activities. Young Stars members perform throughout the community at festivals, expos, churches, and special community events. The dance and drill team also participate in Mardi Gras, holiday, community,

and national parades.  


Tuition Free Summer Camp Year Round Tuition Free Performing Arts Program College Bound Readiness and Mentoring Program Technology Training Programs Teen Talk and Teen Time Program (Seminars and Development Programs) IWES Programs (Teen Outreach & Focus on Youth Program) INROADS Seminars (Promoting Higher Education & Community Service)  

Excel Around the World Program:

Local and National Events and Trips

(Programs that keep underprivileged youth involved in positive activities) Colorado- Breckenridge Mountain Resort- Winter Sports, Skiing, Snowboarding and other winter activities. Essence Music Festival Youth Programs Essence Music Festival Concerts Crime Stopper Team Summit School Expos New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival French Quarter Tours Baton Rouge- Capital Tour Kenner- River Town Tour Houston- MLK Events Working on logistic for an International Trip  

Excel Star & Young Stars

Community Service

Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Celebration

Back To School Readiness and Supply Give A Way Day

Christmas Toy Give Away

Fundraising for Homeless Program     

  ***Contact Excel Star, Inc. ***


Pamela Phillips, Executive Director

Tomeckia Levier, Executive Program Director

Mailing Address: PO Box 74308 New Orleans, LA 70033

Physical Address: 2323 Bainbridge Ave., Kenner, LA 70062

Phone: 504-206-8755

Email: ExcelStarGroup@aol.com

Website: http://excelstar.org/page/1gtou/Home.html     

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