Enrichment

New Orleans Children Raised with Rhythm

Nicolo “Nico” Hutchinson’s musical career started as a lark.  As a then six-year-old living in the Faubourg St. John neighborhood, Nico and a friend played a hand drum for the crowds passing by on their way to...
Kids Swimming Lessons

Get Them Swimming

Knowing how to swimming isn’t just important for those lucky enough to have regular pool access. It’s a necessary survival skill. Whether your child is a newborn or in third grade, it’s never too early or too l...
Cool Zoo - Son of a Saint

Spotlight: Son of a Saint

Children are given a chance to have unlimited support and a chance to grow into an adulthood they can be proud of. Jahiem just could not catch a break. By age 10, his mother had abandoned him, his father had b...
St. Augustine Marching 100

I’m With the Band

The area’s high school band tradition creates unbreakable bonds   When the Krewe of Bacchus finished its route last Carnival season, Kelly Hightower was waiting at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. A so...
student at YAYA painting

Spotlight: YAYA

The owners of a new café in the Treme neighborhood recently commissioned a local artist to paint a mural inside the building. Quinton Gilmore, an artist-mentor with Young Aspirations Young Artists, Inc., brough...
Junior Peyton Queyrouze (22)

Game Changer

The new sports that kids love to play Step aside, football, basketball and soccer – there's a new sport in town (several, actually). Not every child grows up to be the star setter on the school volleyba...

Spotlight: Big Class

Writing program helps kids become published authors Doug Keller wants the children of New Orleans to be heard. Through dialogue and the written word, students ages 6 to 18 get that chance through Big Class, th...

Spotlight on Upturn Arts

New Orleans is a city one might expect to be bursting with accessible art programs, given its thriving music and festival scene. But when Dana Reed moved here in 2010, the dancer realized that the city’s art pr...

2017 Afterschool Activities Guide

Our comprehensive guide to after-school activities in the arts, athletic and education fields, and more!   Studies show that kids benefit academically, emotionally and socially from just five hours of ex...

5 reasons your child should attend art camp

sponsored article                                                                      Let’s face it-it’s Mardi Gras season and that means –yup- time to think about Summer Camp. We’re lucky, here in New Orl...

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