To unleash creative talent in underserved youth who could otherwise go undiscovered.
Although there is a direct correlation between exposure to the arts and academic achievement, arts education is on the decline. Those who could benefit from arts education the most (non-white youth) are getting it the least. Diversity in creative professions is below average. One-third of teens have a hard time identifying a talent or interest and 1 in 5 say someone has actively discouraged them from pursuing their passions.
Identify, nurture and promote talent.
Provide exposure and access to commercial creative careers through our
network of mentors, sponsors and donors.
Become a bridge between the underserved high school students and a path to a
PROGRAMS & OUTCOMES (since 2009)
After school mentoring – 400+
Field trips, job tours and networking events – 400+
Online portfolio and curriculum development – 300+
Summer internships – 100+
College prep and career counseling – 100+
Host field trips, tours and career days (at least 1 per quarter) at your workplace. Volunteer to chaperone students at industry events like conferences, and award shows, giving their talent and interest exposure. For more info email GetInvolved@e4youth.com
Make a one-time financial contribution or become an ongoing donor. There are several options, ranging from sponsoring a student or classroom for one quarter, one semester or one year. For more info email GetInvolved@e4youth.com
Become a program mentor, working one-on-one with students, through unique job shadowing or internship opportunities. Commitments are a few hours each week, ranging from 1 month to 1 year. For more info email GetInvolved@e4youth.com