IDENTIFY AND ORGANIZE THE MOST ICONIC YOUTH OF COLOR IN GREATER NEW ORLEANS AND INTEGRATE THEIR IMAGES INTO MAINSTREAM MEDIA TO REWRITE THE MEDIA'S NARRATIVE BY TELLING.....
Future ICONS of NOLa
FACT: In New Orleans, youth of color who achieve outnumber youth of color who kill, steal, and destroy.
ICONIC YOUTH NOMINATIONS
NEW ORLEANS IS HOME TO MORE YOUTH OF COLOR WHO ACHIEVE THAN THOSE WHO KILL, GET KILLED, STEAL, AND/OR DESTROY!
YOUTHanasia Foundation Inc. is currently searching for youth of color who live in Greater New Orleans and have achieved excellence, made newsworthy accomplishments, etc. Their stories can help shift the media's narrative as it pertains to youth of color in Greater New Orleans. Click HERE to nominate a "Future ICON of NOLA"!
ICONIC EVENTS THAT SHATTER MEDIA STEREOTYPES!
NEXT EVENT: POWERful Teen Summit
THE COMMUNITY SERVICE! THE CONVERSATIONS!
Click HERE to follow the "Future ICONS of NOLA" journey on YouTube!
The channel will be updated with live interviews of New Orleans' iconic youth of color and words from founder Kim Dilosa, community members, project partners and parents of the Future ICONS of NOLA!
THE MEDIA IGNORES US:
A Human Art Exhibit
The art exhibit that is raising Greater New Orleans' awareness about the number of iconic youth of color who live in the community versus the negative youth news stories shown on the nightly news!
CLICK HERE TO VIEW PICTURES FROM THE FIRST HUMAN ART EXHIBIT!
Future ICON of NOLA of the Day
DAILY stories of outstanding youth of color whose stories are ignored by mainstream media! Click HERE to connect to the official Facebook page and read uplifting stories from Greater New Orleans' youth who have achieved excellence in a city the media has made synonymous with youth negativity!
JOIN THE MOVEMENT
Follow the Future ICONS of NOLA project on Instagram @futureiconsofnola! Post a picture of an iconic youth of color with the child's story...then tag @futureiconsofnola!