A Message from Cheryl Landrieu

As First Lady of the City of New Orleans, I have been given the opportunity to spend time with community leaders, teachers, families, and children in neighborhoods across New Orleans. No matter where I go, I am most encouraged by you, the girls of our city. You are our daughters and nieces, our neighbors and students. Your spirit is contagious and your resilience is inspiring. More than anything, your dreams and hopes are significant, and they deserve to be heard, recognized, and supported.
    The future of New Orleans depends on you, our girls. Our churches and homes, schools and communities are shaped and strengthened by the girls and women that lead them. It is my hope that Girl Up NOLA will provide a platform and safe space for you to explore and create new opportunities for your future and to create change in the city that we all love.
    I invite you to join me in celebrating you — our daughters, sisters, nieces, and friends. Exciting things are coming, and I look forward to seeing you this summer!
     — Cheryl Landrieu


The Latest

#iGirlUp – Girl Up NOLA Second Annual Conference

Posted on September 26, 2013

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Girls across the city were provided the opportunity to advance personal development plans in four key areas at this year’s Girl Up NOLA Conference 1) Physical Wellness 2) Social Wellness 3) Emotional Wellness 4) Intellectual Wellness. The event hosted 75 young women from schools and youth development programs across New Orleans who share a commitment to the conference’s pillars, but differ in their life experiences.

Girls Day Out

Posted on December 22, 2012

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Girl Up NOLA celebrated Friendship Month this December with a Girls Day Out event at Gallier Hall. The girls celebrated friendships with a special holiday gathering hosted by First Lady Cheryl Landrieu.

Girl Up NOLA celebrates Literacy Month

Posted on October 21, 2012

Volunteers for Girl Up NOLA spent a fun-filled day at the Third Annual New Orleans Children’s Book Festival at Latter Library on Saturday, October 20, 2012. Girl Up NOLA hosted several activities, including a story circle in which children worked together to create an original story. Youth also participated in Project Power Girl, where they were able to create their own version of the Girl Up NOLA Power Girl.