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    Join Us for Volunteer Week!

    Volunteer to work with local youth of color in our local Get Creative enrichment clubs as they develop storytelling and digital literacy skills to create digital portfolios.

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  • We have a new podcast!

    Join Digital Docents Elisa & Ben as they talk with local community members and leaders about their work and to learn more about E4 Youth's programs.

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  • What Once Was

    What Once Was is a location-based mixed reality storytelling engine that explores the impacts of gentrification.

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    Our talented youth are always refining their creative skills. Check out our employees' amazing work!

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  • VR Remix Party 2.0 'One Sheet'

    We've made it easier than ever for people of all ages to remix VR content in a web browser!

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Programs

Austin Digital Heritage Project

The Austin Digital Heritage Project provides professional level training and employment for youth that lead cultural and digital literacy activities throughout the community.

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Creative Pathways Podcast

Creative Pathways: Jalesha Bass, E4 Youth Digital Docent and Co-Founder of Shift Press

Jalesha is a Co-Founder of a non-profit publication called Shift Press as well as its sister organization Institute Of Engagement. […]

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Creative Pathways: Anthony Abernathy, Sr. Brand Marketing Director at Nike

Anthony Abernathy, a Senior Brand Marketing Director at Nikebasketball! An experienced marketer who lives by the mantra “Negate negativity and […]

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In School

Get Creative Enrichment Clubs

Get Creative Enrichment Clubs

We custom match Career and Technology Education teachers with trained Creative Mentors that help students identify their interests and leverage them to build digital portfolios.

Career Exposure

Career Exposure

Guest speakers, workplace tours and mentoring opportunities. with top creative and technology professionals.

VR Remix Parties

VR Remix Parties

Empowering workshops that help youth of any age learn digital literacy skills and tell compelling immersive stories about their lives.

Creative Leadership Academy

Creative Mentors

Creative Mentors

Employment opportunities leading E4 Youth's enrichment clubs in local high schools.

Digital Docent / Digital Apprentice

Digital Docent / Digital Apprentice

Professional level training and employment opportunities in creative media and technology.

Shadow the Pros

Shadow the Pros

6 week paid fellowships working on projects for real clients like Lyft and Whataburger

Music Legacy ATX

Music Legacy ATX

Business of Music fellowship for emerging music professionals.

Professional Development

Building Social Emotional Resiliency In Youth

Building Social Emotional Resiliency In Youth

E4 Youth's Employability Curriculum helps educators build social emotional resiliency in youth of color.

Immersive Storytelling

Immersive Storytelling

We help educators integrate immersive storytelling into their classrooms using free and open source tools.

  • We believe that creative youth, particularly those from underserved communities are a drastically underutilized resource. We work with partners to invest cultural capital into these communities and deliver collective impact.

    Theory of Change