The E4 Youth Approach

For more than a decade, E4 Youth has served thousands of youth ages 16 – 22 in school districts and afterschool programs throughout Central Texas. Our mission is to Engage BIPOC youth at their crossroads when they need mentorship, Empower BIPOC youth to recognize their value and skills, Educate BIPOC youth about creative and tech industry opportunities, and Employ BIPOC youth to create both immediate and lasting change by diversifying the workforce of Central Texas today and beyond.

Our Get Creative Enrichment Clubs, the entry point into our ecosystem, are anchored in six majority-minority high schools throughout Austin, Manor, and Pflugerville serving 100+ students and in the past year, we’ve strengthened our pipeline for college-aged youth by deepening our partnership with the University of Texas at Austin with the establishment of the Creative Leadership Academy (CLA) which will soon be expanding to more than 100 students and the Austin Digital Heritage Project (ADHP). E4 Youth is the leader in youth creative workforce development in Central Texas.

Our Mission in Action


#WhatisE4: James Grandberry - My E4 Story

In E4, kids who feel alone, who don’t know what they’re capable of, have someone come alongside them and say […]

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"I Give 4...": Why Do You Support E4 Youth?

We recently asked a number of the creative professionals who support E4 Youth to share their reasons with us. Building […]

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Community & Mentorship With Meaning

Here’s the thing about Get Creative Enrichment Clubs They’re not just clubs. E4 Youth is up to something much bigger. […]

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We're Hiring A Development Director

JOB TITLE: Development Director  Organizational Overview:  E4 Youth is a 501(c)(3) NonProfit Organization based in Austin TX whose mission is […]

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What Once Was at SXSW 2023

March 12th, 12 – 3 p.m. at the Carver Museum   We are thrilled to be back at SXSW in […]

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Black woman using a wheelchair, looking at their mobile device.

E4 Youth Selected for The Aspen Institute's First-ever Digital Equity Accelerator

Where We’ve Been As the founder of a small Black-led nonprofit,  I realized last summer that the surge in support […]

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