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...

Lunch is on you, kiddo!

Tips on how to get your kids to pack their own lunches             Anybody else hate mornings? I can barely roll out of bed in time to get breakfast and uniforms ready before the mad dash to school, let alone ...

2017 Heads of School

Picking the right school for your child is hard. We let the leaders do the talking to help you make the best choice.      Academy of the Sacred Heart Sr. Melanie A. Guste, RSCJ, Headmistress   “The...

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...