NOLALove's First Student Rally

InspireNOLA launches NOLALove Youth Initiative, with more than 4,000 students at the Smoothie King Center
Posted on 10/19/2022

InspireNOLA held the NOLALove kick-off student rally for its most recent youth-inspired initiative—NOLALove, on Wednesday, October 12, at The Smoothie King Center. More than 4,000 students joined city and community leaders to hear keynote speaker Inky Johnson and celebrate their pledge and commitment to spreading NOLALove.

Watch a recap of the event here:

NOLALove is InspireNOLA’s response to the violence crisis in New Orleans by physically manifesting the word ‘love’ through community outreach, engagement, and collaboration. The initiative is a large citywide call-to-action that will focus on family wellness, mental health awareness, academic excellence, and community service so that we may transform outcomes that negatively impact our youth both inside and outside the classroom.

The last two weeks have been filled with support from leaders across the city including Mayor Latoya Cantrell, District Attorney Jason Williams, and Councilmembers Oliver Thomas and Freddie King, III. As part of its comprehensive plan, NOLALove aims to bring schools, community groups, and stakeholders together over recurring events to promote non-violence, academic success, high expectations, and community involvement.

students in crowd

Next, InspireNOLA will celebrate NOLALove Day across the charter school network on Friday, November 2, followed by an annual Turkey and Ham Giveaway on Tuesday, November 22 at 10 a.m. at Alice Harte Charter School.

To learn more about NOLALove, visit NOLALove - InspireNOLA Charter Schools.