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ARTS QUOTES

"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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 Founder's
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Malaika Foster - Elmont Memorial High School, 10th Grade Winner (Poem)

~ Jhalisa Bayer - Wyandanch Memorial High School, 11th Grade – Visual Arts Winner: pen, broken mirror pieces, hot glue, acrylic 

~ Glorieanne Quiban - Farmingdale High School, 11th Grade - Visual Arts Runner Up: Digital Illustration

Dany Mazariegos - Wyandanch Memorial High School, 11th Grade -Visual Arts Runner Up: Drawing

Melchizedek Aarons - Wyandanch High School Graduate, 12th Grade Winner - Music: Jazz – Saxophone 

(Click on each name to learn more)  

 Visit our Creative Empowerment Arts Gallery 



I am looking forward ...
to a bright and prosperous 2016 with a goal to touch as many more lives as possible in a positive way. My wish list which I shall now share with you is a short one: 

1. For more like-minded volunteers to join our team.  ​

2. For a remarkable increase of our donor and sponsor pool to help us with the implementation of quality programs, and the sustainability of our organization.
Tax-Deductible donations can be made by clicking here

Even though the state of affairs in 2015 called for much modification and adjustments of our scheduled activities,  I am most grateful to the willing and compassionate helpers who were always by my side. Compassion and the willingness to serve are qualities we hope to sow and nurture in the lives of 21st century youth as we empower them. You are invited to join us in accomplishing this.

I end with wishes for success in all that you do and the strength , courage and faith to keep moving when obstacles get in your way.

Kind regards,

Madona Cole-Lacy


WE WISH YOU
A
HAPPY  *  HEALTHY
&
 PROSPEROUS
  NEW YEAR









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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-

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” 
 - Confucius -


OUR MISSION

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

Congratulations to our 2014/15 
Creative Empowerment Arts Contest Winners!