Sunday, February 1, 2015

That's right, the rumors are are not heard correctly. 
It's time to go back to New Orleans! Wooo!
...well, we still have another month before we actually leave, but the wheels of this bus are a-turnin'. One more month until we are back in that wonderful little city with the biggest soul, and the best beignets. And I couldn't be more excited. Are you intrigued? Curious? Interested? Want to help out? Let me fill you in.

Well hey. 
My name is Riley O'Flynn and I am a second year dancer here at Juilliard. But you can call me Riles. This is my second year on the New Orleans Service Project. I simply had to return on this adventure after last year's life-changing experience. Never before have I laughed so much in one week. So. Much. Laughter. Don't believe me? Take a look.

^That is what a typical night looks like in New Orleans.

Now, here's what a typical team meeting looks like.

Sunday, February 1st 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
We hold all team meetings in the 11th floor lounge. 
 We start each team meeting with an ice breaker. 
 Today, we got our raffle tickets! Thomas is clearly excited about it. 
Now it's time to sell, sell, sell! 
 Our fearless leaders Allison and Angela. Jazzy J, the third 
student leader was not able to make it to the meeting today. 
 Our other fearless leaders, Rebecca and Sabrina! 
Malik, with our finalized mission statement today. 

2015 Mission Statement: 
"As creative and generous young artists, the 2015 New Orleans Service Project team will celebrate and contribute to the city's ongoing revitalization by openly sharing ourselves and our own "soul food" - the arts - with the New Orleans community. Cultivating curiosity, confidence and courage, we will use this soul food to feed hears and minds, uplift sprits and spark positive change. Art Invigorates." 

Our third meeting was a success! 

Now it's time to sell those raffle tickets, promote the indiegogo donation page, and find our way to New Orleans. I know that we can do it! 

And remember... Art Invigorates 

Till next time, 


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