November Update

November Programming Highlights

November in Southeast Louisiana means our days get shorter but even more gorgeous. We took advantage of the cooler weather, continuing our fishing program with Carver High School and Sci Academy. Likewise, students from the Youth Empowerment Project and ReNew Therapeutic Program honed their map and compass skills, bushwhacking their way through an orienteering course at Bayou Segnette State Park. Sixth graders from Esperanza Charter School perfected Dutch oven cooking on our overnight campout at Bogue Chitto State Park. A special thanks to Mr. Gordon, our jack-of-all-trades, volunteer extraordinaire, for helping out with programming this month!

With the holidays upon us, December still promises an array of unique opportunities. We welcome back our friends Malcolm and Mitch, who are about to reach the Gulf of Mexico after paddling the entire length of the Mississippi River. They will have the opportunity to share their adventure with some of our students very soon!

We hope all had a lovely Thanksgiving, and are grateful, ourselves, for the opportunity to work and play in such a beautiful place, with such amazing young people. 

Not too chilly for a dip! Sixth graders searching for the perfect skipping stones at Bogue Chitto SP. 

Not too chilly for a dip! Sixth graders searching for the perfect skipping stones at Bogue Chitto SP. 

Heather West

LOOP NOLA, 1 Palm Drive, LA, 70124, United States

From New Orleans. Program Director for LOOP NOLA