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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...
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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...

Meditation and Mindfulness Empower Students

Chelsea Hylton is the founder of Project Peaceful Warriors, a program that works with students and educators in some area charter schools, teaching them yoga and meditation. These children were exposed to a hig...
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Tips And Facts On Early Reading

Tips to Raising a Reader Read to your infant (even newborn!) regularly—Nursery rhymes & lullabies. -use emotion in your voice -show pictures2.  Read to your toddler and preschool...
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Tips On Choosing Extracurricular Activities

It's not always easy to know what's right for your child, and what might be too much. This can help. Tips on Choosing Extracurriculars 1.  Make sure its an interest of theirs, and not ...