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"We introduce the unique qualities and approaches of the visual, literary and performing artist as viable problem-solving and personal development enhancement tools.

We awaken "the artist" in all people as they develop problem solving skills of their own through the vehicle of the arts, fashion and culture."           -Madona Cole-Lacy -

"Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one." -Stella Adler- 

"​Art is a shadow of what a person is thinking. ..     a small glimpse of what they hold inside. Little secrets, regrets, joys...every line has its own meaning."                                
  -Sarah- Los Cerros Middle School, 1999-

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WHAT YOU CAN DO FOR 21st CENTURY YOUTH

Financial Support & In kind  Donations 

Funding makes it possible for us to offer more quality programs at no or minimal cost to Long Island youth, families and communities. Donation of goods and professional services 
is invaluable.

COLLABORATE WITH US
"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." -Helen Keller-


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Your Time for Creative Empowerment is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that educates and empowers children, adolescents and parents of both secular and faith-based communities in the Long Island area, through the use of  the arts, fashion and culture as mechanisms to:

* Improve interpersonal relationships 

* Avoid pitfalls that are unique to life in the 21st Century

* Specifically identify and effectively develop healthy problem-solving

* Enhance personal development and increase cultural sensitivity.


PARTICIPATION IN OUR PROGRAMS
We value your participation as a supporter, or as one who receives benefits from our programs and activities.

PROMOTION OF OUR PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES
We welcome all the help we can get in promoting the programs and activities of Your Time For Creative Empowerment, Inc. more


​  Spotlight on our 2016 College Freshmen 
               COMING SOON
Good Luck to students returning to school and to those entering the portals of higher education to start their 
Freshman year! 

We have no doubt that you will do your very best in your new environment or new class.
Our Mission

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of previous winners and contestants​
This organization has a Gold level GuideStar Nonprofit Profile, demonstrating its commitment to transparency.
Senior and College Students


In order to fully embrace and empower our youth, Your Time For Creative Empowerment, Inc. will offer appropriate resources and tools to support college-bound high school graduates throughout their college tenure.

We are ever so proud of our 
Student Presenters!

Top left to right: Caleb Garard, Marie Saint-Cyr, Nailah Garard and Melchizedek Aarons
​2016/17 Creative Empowerment Arts Contest
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