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 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.

Our 2018 Self-Empowering Workshop in July is fast approaching!

It is with great pleasure that I announce that plans are underway for a day of empowerment for Long Island's youth and parents. Molloy College will, again, be the host sponsor. We thank Ms. Cynthia Costanzo-Metzger for making this possible. 

On Saturday, July 28, 2018, Your Time For Creative Empowerment will conduct its free annual, age-appropriate Self-Empowering Workshop for Junior and Senior High School Students, College-Bound Graduates, College Students and Parents at Molloy College Kellenberg Hall Amphitheatre.


This year's theme is quite timely, and will focus heavily on how our young women and men (grades 6-9, 10 - College) can creatively manage social relationships and set boundaries necessary for the successful navigation of life at school, college, and social/community settings.  As always, there will be other resources that will address the needs of parents and our children in preparation for school and college success.

We are extending an invitation to all Long Island area families, and to every parent and student who has participated in our Self-Empowering Workshop over the years, to attend this must do event. 
I am appealing to all who read this to share the information with neighbors, family members and friends. A link to an Eventbrite invitation and an event flyer will soon be available on this website.

Your Donation Helps Us Accomplish Our Mission

Since our nonprofit depends on the support and generous contributions of community members and local businesses, it is my hope that many will come on board to make the event a success.  In the event that 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 upcoming workshop, the fundraising gala in the Fall, and the continued growth of Your Time For Creative Empowerment, Inc.

You can also help by sharing our information with others and Follow Us on Facebook. You can always Contact Us

Thank you for your interest and support.

Kind regards,

Madona Cole-Lacy

Internship and Community Service Opportunities are Available

Community Leaders, School/ College Community Outreach Personnel, Local Businesses, Professional Artists of all Disciplines and Public Officials are invited to collaborate with us in this Youth Empowering Process

How Everyone Can Join Us​

Student Sponsorship 
Make a financial contribution on behalf of 
our participating Self-Empowering Workshop 
students.  Donate

Volunteer your time or expertise.
Volunteer with Us​ 

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to keep our Creative Empowerment
 Arts Contest Scholarship fund healthy 
or to register your support for our efforts 
to make a difference in the lives of 21st 
Century youth and families. Donate Now

Goods and Services Sponsorship
Goods & Services Donation


Good News! 
2018 Workshop Theme
2017 Creative Empowerment Arts Contest Testimonials
Click here to Find out what students and parents had to say
How Do You Fit In?

for scholarship recipients and Creative Empowerment arts contest participants

2018 Gala 
Date To Be Announced Soon!

Join us in laying a firm foundation of creative solutions for our 21st Century youth and families.

​Thank You for Caring