Sean Tate - Executive director
Sean Tate currently serves as the Executive Director of DiscoveryFEST Enrichment Program; designed to make the hours of a child's day rich with play, learning, and discovery. After three years with Partnership for Youth Development (PYD) serving as the Program Manager for DiscoveryFEST's predecessor program, the CP3 Afterschool Zone, Sean returned to reestablish the CP3 Afterschool Zone as DiscoveryFEST. Sean comes to this role from Firstline schools, where he most recently served as the REACH (Firstline's signature afterschool enrichment program) Program Coordinator for Samuel J. Green Charter School. Prior to his work with PYD and Firstline, Sean worked several years as a Program Coordinator for Playworks New Orleans and as a Summer Camp Director and Coordinator for the Jefferson Parish Recreation Department. Through these experiences, Sean brings over fifteen years of experience in working with local youth through coaching, summer, and enrichment programming.
A lifelong New Orleanian, Sean earned his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and English from Tulane University and a Master's of Science in Counseling from Loyola University New Orleans. Sean was also selected as a member of the Greater New Orleans Foundation's inaugural Emerging Leaders cohort and serves as a board member for Playbuild and The Cookbook Project. Through his role as Executive Director of DiscoveryFEST, Sean aims to provide New Orleans youth with safe and healthy opportunities to have fun and gain positive experiences through games, sport, and other enriching activities.
Maiwenn Raoult - Program Manager
Maiwenn Raoult is originally from Venice, California. She double majored in Education and Photography at Hampshire College. After she received her B.A., she moved to New Orleans in 2013 to continue her work with youth and art with kidSMART. Alongside photography, working with youth is one of her biggest passions. She is dedicated to providing youth with art and extra curricular activities as a way to explore themselves and speak about life. She has worked on various projects with Big Class in New Orleans, One Bird in Haiti and Venice Arts in Los Angeles.
Kelsey Coyle - Program Manager
Originally from Vermon, Kelsey moved to New Orleans, for the second time, in June 2013. Kelsey graduated from Loyola University New Orleans in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, where she completed her Senior Research Project on the CP3 Afterschool Zone, the predecessor for the DiscoveryFEST program. Kelsey believes strongly in creating a safe and fun envrionment for children to learn and explore outside of the classroom. Kelsey enjoys spending time with her daughter, husband, and dog, as well as eating her way through New Orleans, ad traveling back to her home of Vermont.