Here is a list of quotes and helpful advice for adolescents affected by Hurricane Katrina from Ms. Strauss’s seventh grade Social Studies class at McDevitt Middle School in Waltham, Massachusetts regarding Hurricane Katrina: They have been broken down into 4 categories: The Gift of Life, The Gift of Family and Friends, The Gift of Memories, and the Gift of Generosity.

The Gift of Life


  • “My advice would be, don’t give up on yourselves just because you don’t have a lot of clothes, shelter or toys; it doesn’t mean that you have lost your dignity, pride or your soul.”- Alyssa