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 and immersive storytelling workshops throughout the community as well as job shadowing and internship opportunities with E4 Youth’s industry partners.

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Youth Training and Employment

Creative Mentor

Creative Mentor

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

Digital Docent

Digital Docent

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

Shadow the Pros

Shadow the Pros

Six week summer internship program for high school and college age youth.

Music Legacy ATX

Music Legacy ATX

Business of Music training for emerging artists.

Professional Development

We partner with educators to help students build social emotional resiliency and the digital literacy skills through storytelling.

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.