Dan Forman Leadership Award

Dan Forman founded LOOP in 2004 on the belief that the lessons children learn in the outdoors can help them rise above the cycle of dysfunction and violence that plagues New Orleans. Thousands of students benefitted from the adventures Dan offered them. He believed in the future of New Orleans and the power of the outdoors to transform lives. His legacy of service and leadership lives on in our program long after his sudden passing in 2012. To honor him and to continue his legacy, the staff and board members at LOOP NOLA created the Dan Forman Memorial Leadership Award in 2017. It is an annual award given in March to one participant and one class that embodies the leadership, passion, and joy of the outdoors that made Dan who he was.