Photos from Aspen Institute Sessions

We traveled to Aspen, Colorado in October of 2023 with Shorty Academy Alumni for the Aspen Opportunity Youth Forum, a convening led by our partners at the Aspen Institute. This Aspen Institute gathers diverse, nonpartisan thought leaders, creatives, scholars, and members of the public to address some of the world’s most complex problems. The goal of these convenings is to have an impact beyond the conference room, and they’re designed to provoke, further, and improve actions taken in the real world. Our Academy alumni performed and participated in a panel discussion about the Healing Power of Music, and our Director of Operations and Programs participated on a panel with other New Orleans leaders. Bringing these students was a special experience, for us and hopefully all in attendance. It’s a true honor to be a partner with The Aspen Institute, we thank them for their continuous support of our programs.