Big Class has consistently brought a sense of inspiration and welcome to the students and educators who participate in its programs. It has been 10 years since I first came to New Orleans, and working with youth has been one of the most important parts of my connection to the city ever since. Big Class supports youth in their visions and voices, and encourages adults to support them too. I have worked with Big Class for the last couple years on projects that incorporate drawing and writing. To show appreciation for funders, I will personally illustrate a comic strip in the style of a newspaper funny that will tell the story of the song that was #1 on the charts on the day they were born.