Fall 2021 CLA Program

The Creative Leadership Academy (CLA) to high school – aged students. They’ll be able to join our college-aged youth as they participate in Industry Studios with top creative and technology professionals as they build employability skills and digtal portfolios.

Past partners have included Verizon Media, frog Design, The Butler Bros. and Wunderman Thompson. Industry Studios also includes training as content creators through the Austin Digital Heritage Project.

Earn a $250 cash stipend as you train with industry professionals and qualify for employment with E4 Youth and our partners.


About the Creative Leadership Academy

The Creative Leadership Academy (CLA) works with creative and technology industry partners to provide professional level training and employment opportunities for college age youth of color and professional development for educators working with youth of color of all ages. Youth earn stipends as they build portfolios and become eligible for employment leading our high school enrichment clubs, creating digital and immersive content, and internship opportunities with E4 Youth’s industry partners.

CLA Requirements:

  • Ages 16 – 24
  • 20 hours a month of CLA participation
    • Opt in to activities Mondays – Fridays, 6 – 10 p.m.
      • Portfolio/Resume Development
      • Virtual Talks with Industry Professionals
      • Employability Skill Development
      • Personal SWOT Analysis
  • Mandatory participation in a partner-led weekly Industry Studio on M, T, or W 6 – 7:30 p.m.. September 22 – Novmeber 19, 2021.