Arts * Fashion * Culture and Creative Counseling as an out-of-the-box approach to Youth and Family Empowerment for the Successful Navigation of 21st Century Life Challenges & Pitfalls   
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​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 art, 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.

In the spirit of full disclosure, to those who may have questioned why the momentum of this organization has slowed down in the recent past, I want you to know that my desire as CEO, to keep the labor of love going is a given. It is my wish and prayer that Your Time For Creative Empowerment, Inc. will continue to flourish and serve those for whom it was set up; even as I navigate the unpredictable journey of serious health challenges that my husband, our Program Director, has been on since 2015. 

Please regard this as an appeal to the good villagers - young and seasoned - to consider making time to pick up the mantle and join us to lighten the load in a way that would sustain the programs and activities that have been put in place over the past 5 years. It is my hope that the foundation which has been set, along with the resources and efforts that have been put into developing this 501c3 nonprofit organization, will not fall victim to an unfortunate circumstance which now needs the undivided attention of the Founder/CEO ("Volunteer-in-Chief") and the Program Director ("Supporter-in-Chief") of Your Time For Creative Empowerment, Inc.

Your Time For Creative Empowerment, Inc. was founded as a vehicle to provide parents, youth and community members of the Long Island area, an out-of-the box approach to address serious personal, social and community issues and to empower our youth and families to successfully navigate the challenges of life in the 21st Century. As a community and family focused entity, we rely on the benevolence of those in the position to make it possible for the implementation of a vast array of quality and meaningful programs from which our target audience will benefit. We have accomplished this, thus far, through the constant unwavering support of many, with Molloy College, Doherty Enterprises,Gino's, Bed Bath & Beyond, Art League of Long Island among the list of many donors and supporters.    

We unfortunately were not able to meet our fundraising goals through our yearly fundraising gala since the last one in 2015 when our volunteers were honored. While I am happy to say that the organization has for the most part been sustained since then by the funds obtained from that event, we must now solicit donations for 2018 operating expenses and for the upcoming Creative Empowerment Arts Contest scholarship awards. Should you decide to come on board and help, I want you to know that along with the donation is the need for volunteers who can devote time and expertise to the continued growth of Your Time For Creative Empowerment, Inc.  
What you can do
Please make a monetary donation                            or donate your time through volunteerism......   

You can also help by sharing our information with others and Follow Us on Facebook. You can always Contact Us to discuss ideas of how you can be of help.​

I wish you a Happy, healthy and productive New Year.

Madona Cole-Lacy


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“I must tell you that the event was a great success. The information given by the District Attorney and the retired police officer were very important to everyone in the room not just the students. It is very necessary to know how to conduct ourselves as we go about our daily lives.

 I am so proud of the young medical student - well focused and well-rounded. The financial aid adviser also did a very good job in informing parents and students how to navigate finances for college education. To get all that information in one place is truly a blessing.
What can I say about Steven. He truly touched my heart and I am very proud of his achievements and his plan for his future." 

2018 Community Networking Soiree

Self-Empowering Workshop and Get Set Mindset for 8th though 12th Grade Students.
 A Celebration of Multiculturalism
Fundraising Gala 
An event that is being planned with You 
in Mind
Contact Us for Sponsorship and/or Participation 
Let's Provide Creative Solutions For
21st Century  Youth and Families Together in 2018

What Those We Serve Have to Say
Community Leaders, School/ College Community Outreach Personnel, Local Businesses, Professional Artists of all Disciplines  and Public Officials 
Are Invited to Collaborate with Us
in the Youth Empowering Process

A Community Networking Soiree Kick Off
to foster an Up Close Connection 
 Your Time For Creative Empowerment, Inc.
                 Details TBA Soon

Contact Us for Sponsorship and/or Participation 
    Our Achievable Goals Are:
To introduce the arts, fashion and culture as wildly used vehicles through which parents, community members and youth can create solutions to life's challenges and pitfalls.

To foster parent-child and intergenerational relationships. 

To  unite communities by providing tools for youth involvement and empowerment. 

To provide self-help solutions for personal development and social relationships. 

 To reduce the stress of college life for students, and to set the stage for academic excellence. 

To decrease the potential for high school and college failure and/or drop-out. 

To empower children, adolescents and parents to deal with 21st Century life challenges 

To increase the potential for youth and family participation through on-going  programs and activities.


Upcoming Events
Visit for our scholarship recipient for our scholarship recipients and arts contest participants
Your Time For Creative Empowerment Sponsors Over the Years
Our Sponsors, Donors and Volunteers over the Years ( click on images to enlarge) 
Founder's wish for 2018...