Art program keeps alive memory of slain siblings
NEW YORK (FOX5NY.COM) - Lulu and Leo Krim were beautiful, energetic, and creative children whose lives tragically ended way too soon. Now thousands of kids across the New York region are now creating art as a way to keep the Krims' precious memories alive.
"We work in after-school programs, in school day programs, in shelters," said Lori Sherman, executive director of the Lulu and Leo Fund. "Our goal is to get this curriculum out to as many people as we possibly can."
Marina and Kevin Krim started the Lulu and Leo Fund, a nonprofit, after their children, 6-year-old Lulu and 2-year-old Leo, died in 2012. Their nanny is accused is stabbing them to death.
"It's really about a way to approach life and how you live your life and how to see possibility in every moment," Sherman said.
Both children are remembered for their smiles and artistic ways. Lulu's drawings brighten up the organization's Midtown office. The fund also started a curriculum called "Choose Creativity," an initiative to empower kids and adults to be their best selves.
"We want to see more and more schools using this for their children to help them find their own creative confidence and resilience in our world today," Sherman said.
The trial in the case will begin soon, but the family doesn't want the public to focus on it. They want Lulu and Leo to be remembered always for the creative legacy they left behind.