COOL Kids to cover Katrina 10 - August 29th


On Saturday August 29th, the City of New Orleans is hosting a citywide day of service in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Since that fateful day in 2005, countless nonprofits and volunteers have all done so much to show our communities how hard we will work to make positive change happen in New Orleans. On that one big day we all can make a huge impact by getting involved and reaching the city's goal of getting 10,000 people to volunteer.  


The COOL Cooperative will be participating in a number of ways. Our film instructors, teachers, mentors, along with some of our eighth grade COOL Creators, will be visiting many project sites spread from Algiers all the way to New Orleans East.  We'll be contributing to clean-ups, school and land revitalization, urban gardens, education, and environmental projects and also capturing them on film.  Our students will be hosting short segments for television and the web, interviewing project leads, volunteers, and city officials.


"By witnessing and participating in widespread community improvement projects and hearing first-hand stories of lessons learned and resilience in the face of such a major catastrophic event, our COOL participants gain a rich perspective on the strength of the individual and the power of community" said Alex Aaron, one of the COOL Cooperative's Artists and Film Instructors.  "Our kids were only three years old when Katrina hit. Now, they are in front of and behind the cameras, learning great skills and sharing powerful stories of perseverance and hope."  


The COOL team is working to partner with various media outlets to showcase these informative and inspiring stories. 


If you want to be one of the 10,000 strong here is how to get involved...

1. Submit your event to the Katrina 10 Official Calendar: Click here

2. Register for one of the official volunteer opportunities on Saturday, August 29th: Click here

3. Use social media posts to share your story and say thanks to all those who worked on the recovery: #XOXONPO #NOLA #Katrina10

Other exhibits and happenings around town: Click here