We help kids turn screens into tools for self expression and courageous collaboration. Being “loud” means showing up, creating something different, being assertive. Youth need more space to practice their “loudness,” especially in our digital world. Whether it be with a microphone or camera, we trust youth to be creators (not just consumers) –their opinions, ideas, and perspectives are valid and must be expressed.
Be Loud exists to amplify kid voice in a time where too many youth are silenced. Kids have things to say. We want to give them the platform to not only share their stories, but to confidently broadcast them to the larger community. By doing so, we believe that they will feel affirmed and confident to become more active changemakers, listeners, and culture bearers.
Here are three comments young people have said about our programs, and in many ways, they sum up what Be Loud is all about: kids building community, trying new things, and having the space to become their best selves.
Be Loud visited Preservation Hall and it was an incredible experience to capture First, members of the Preservation Hall Legacy band performed for the DJs. DJs then recorded short reflections on what it felt like to be sitting in this historic venue listening to these amazing musicians play with such skill and joy.
DJ Dice, DJ Loud, and DJ Colby interviewed the amazing @tankandthebangas. From their favorite food to their creative process, our DJs asked fire questions to this amazing group of musicians and humans. Big shout out to the band for their time, positivity, and words of wisdom. There was so much good energy in the conversation that we are breaking it into two parts. Be sure to check out part 2!
BIG shout out to Crazy Waffles for coming through and supplying our DJs with everything they need to invent their own waffles. Listen up!
Be Loud DJs are interviewing local leaders, creators, and activists via Zoom, asking them questions about their life and learning from their unique experience. This week, DJ Rose and dj dj interviewed Jerome Morgan from Ngombo Cafe and Sanctuary. Jerome shared his experience in prison and more importantly, the courage and community he found when freed and exonerated in 2017. Thank you Jerome for your patience, time, and positive energy with Be Loud.
Be Loud visited JAM NOLA and it was so fun! DJs toured the different rooms and experiences, taking notes and photos along the way. Beads. Costumes. Spinning selfies. DJs were challenged to write and record a script that captured their favorite part of the experience.
Be Loud heads to Treme Fest and talks to the attendees about New Orleans, Halloween, and what makes the Treme Fest such a special and important event.