Join us for our 2023-24 NOLA
Trip Information Nights!

2023-24 New Orleans Trip
Information Meetings

2023-24 New Orleans Trip Information Nights
Tuesday, September 26, 2023 – 7pm
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 – 7pm

Info Night Registration

Students can apply for a trip ONLY after attending one of our Information Nights.

Meetings are for Students and Parents
For More Event Information click here

2023-24 New Orleans Immersion Trip General Information

Students interested in traveling with Shirts Across America to New Orleans are required to attend a Trip Information Night.  Students wanting to apply for our 2023-24 trips must attend one of SAA’s Pre-Covid approved partner schools/organizations (see list below) OR participate in SAA’s Student Leadership Workshop.  All 2024 SAA Trips are solely sponsored by and overseen by Shirts Across America.

Space is limited for all upcoming trips.

SAA’s Pre-Covid approved partner schools/organizations*:
Bellarmine Preparatory School
Bishop Blanchet High School 
Holy Names Academy 
NLYM (Bellevue Chapter)
NCL (Bellevue Chapter)

O’Dea High School 
Olympia High School 
Roosevelt High School 
Seattle Preparatory School 
Sumner High School 

*Students from other schools not listed above, may apply for trips after attending an SAA Leadership Workshop.  For information on SAA Leadership Workshops – click here.

SAA’s Award Winning film Dancing with Hope

The Movie Trailer


Watch the Trailer of the Award Winning “Dancing with Hope” – Click on Photo Above
Shirts Across America has received national attention over the years.  A short film, Dancing with Hope, documented one of SAA’s building trips to NOLA in 2016.

Click on the above photo to watch the Trailer for Dancing with Hope.


The Short Film

Watch the Award Winning Short Film “Dancing with Hope” – Click on Photo Above
This 29 minute short movie won numerous film festival awards.  We are proud to have had Andrew Elizaga and Katya Palladina document one of our building trips to New Orleans.  They brought SAA’s untiring efforts to life through this special movie.

Click on the above photo to watch the short film Dancing with Hope.

Student Leadership Workshops

SAA’s Leadership Workshops Prepares Students for Trips, College and Beyond

SAA expanded our programs to include a series of Leadership Workshops.  SAA has received national attention over the years for its inspiring hands-on experiences. We are continuing to build upon our success through this impactful Workshop Series.  Our unique methodology brings history to life while Global Leaders visit SAA’s virtual classroom.  These workshops will positively impact high school students while enhancing their knowledge and adding value to their resume for colleges/universities.

To learn more – Click Here

Core Team Leaders
Join Together
@ The Paramount Theatre

2022 SAA Titans Core Team
Kickoffs the Year


Paramount Theatre – Seattle, WA
Core Team members from throughout the Puget Sound region gathered at the Paramount to dive into this year’s curriculum for SAA’s Leadership Retreat.  This incredible group of thoughtful leaders are tackling this year with determination as we begin to plan our 2022 Student Immersion Trips.

2021- 22 SAA Titans Core Team!

Addie B
Addy B
Brooke C
Ella C
Maddy E
Audra H
Joan H
Ella H
Tanner J
Sara J
Maija K
Keira L
Zoe L
Nina M
Elyse M

Zoe M
Bea O
Dela P
Will P
Sophia P
Michael R
Britta R
Nick R
Ainsley R
Alicia S
Shelby T
Simon T
Abby W
Rasa Y


“We couldn’t be more excited to welcome this year’s Leadership Team to the SAA family and the historic Paramount Theatre.  Each of these students have traveled with SAA to New Orleans to learn and impact others,” stated Exec. Director – Randy Novak.  “These amazing leaders remind us what is possible when they look at things from multiple perspectives and thoughtfully move us forward to create a more unified world.  SAA is proud to have this team in place and we look forward to building in NOLA throughout 2022!”

*Students can apply for the SAA Core Team after traveling with SAA on an New Orleans Immersion Trip.  For information on our 2022 Trip Schedule – click here.