The E4 Approach

For more than a decade, E4 Youth has taken thousands of youth ages 16 – 22 through the 4 E’sEngagement, Education, Employment and Empowerment for youth. We Engage creative youth to help them identify their interests, we Educate them about how those interests can lead to creative career paths, we work with partners to Employ them in internships that leverage those interests, and ultimately Empower them to pursue their creative goals.

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 age youth by deepening our partnership with the University of Texas at Austin with the establishment of the Creative Leadership Academy (CLA) and the Austin Digital Heritage Project (ADHP). E4 Youth is the leader in youth creative workforce development in Central Texas.

Our Mission in Action

Testimonials

#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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