The City of Lake Charles, under the administration of Mayor Nicholas E. Hunter, is committed to connecting with area youth through a variety of programs and initiatives.

For a comprehensive overview of these programs and initiatives, click the image below.

Youth Outreach


Railroad Safety Initiative

The City of Lake Charles has teamed up with Union Pacific to promote railroad safety to area youth.

Throughout the summer months, area elected officials and dignitaries, along with representatives from Union Pacific and Clifford the Big Red Dog will be visiting summer enrichment programs citywide to read the new Scholastic book, Clifford and the Railroad Crossing.

To learn more, click here.


Mentoring Efforts

In response to the recent uptick in juvenile crime, the City of Lake Charles is working with the Lake Charles Police Department, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Calcasieu Parish District Attorney’s Office to curtail this growing trend.

If you are the coordinator of a local youth mentoring organization, we want to know more about your program.

Please call the Mayor’s Action Line at 337-491-1346 and provide details on your program, or complete the form below, so we can add you to our database of service providers.