The E4 Approach

For more than a decade, E4 Youth has helped thousands of youth ages 16 – 22 learn to Engage, Educate, Employ and Empower themselves. 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-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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Creative Pathways: Chelsea Jenkins, Digital Docent/Creative Mentor & Host of The Real Deal Podcast

Meet Chelsea Jenkins, who is a senior Communications Radio-Television-Film major at The University of Texas at Austin. Born and raised […]

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Creative Pathways: Brian Delumpa, Owner/Photographer/Graphic Designer at Brian Delumpa Imagery

Brian Delumpa is a photographer and graphic designer originally from Cupertino, California. His photo-design hybrid skill set has allowed him to […]

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Creative Pathways: Mando Rayo, CEO & Engagement Strategist + Executive Producer and co-host of United Tacos of America TV Show

Mando Rayo is executive producer & co-host of United Tacos of America, a TV docu-series that explores taco life and […]

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