Arts * Fashion * Culture as Solutions for 21st Century Life Challenges & Pitfalls
Long Island's culturally competent non-profit organization effecting self-help solutions for work * school * home and play
Copyright 2012 Your Time For Creative Empowerment, Inc. All Rights Reserved Design: Madona Cole-Lacy Long Island, New York firstname.lastname@example.org
"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-
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; to avoid pitfalls that are unique to life in the 21st Century; and to 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
2014 Creative Empowerment Arts Contest winner Gigi Larios-Mendez receives college scholarship award of $1,000 at the Roosevelt Union Free District Superintendent's Office. (Pictured) Your Time For Creative Empowerment Inc. Program Director, James A. Lacy; Founder/CEO, Madona Cole-Lacy; Gigi Larios-Mendez; Lead Teacher for Visual and Performing Arts, Mrs. Barbara Evans; Gigi's supportive Mother, Lizzeth Mendez and District Superintendent, Dr. Deborah Wortham.
Journal Update: Keeping It Real
As we aggressively navigate our current personal challenges, we have come up with ways to modify our plans to serve and honor our commitment to make a difference in the lives of youth and families.
This includes a decision to extend our Journal Ad Campaign and work on a 2014/15 Commemorative Journal which will cover highlights of exciting and memorable moments with our youth, and spotlight our advertisers, sponsors and well-wishers.
We thank you for your patience, understanding and willingness to work with us.
Madona & James A. Lacy
Non nobis, sed omnibus
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Publication date will be announced later.
21st Century Creative Empowerment Arts Contest Submission
Deadline has been extended to Friday, July 31, 2015
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-
school students creatively express their feelings about life in the
21st Century. Winners get scholarships for college or grant awards to
set up a club or support group at school.
Submission Deadline Date:
July 31, 2015
A Successful Self-Empowering Workshop!
We thank...our parent and youth participants, sponsors, keynote motivational presenters, financial aid presenter, resource persons, parent/grandparent volunteers and supportive community members for their contribution to a well-attended and successful event.
This contest is open to all high school students who can communicate their impression of life for the 21st Century youth in their own unique and creative ways.