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  Copyright 2012      Your Time For Creative Empowerment, Inc.         All Rights Reserved         Design: Madona Cole-Lacy Long Island, New York             info@yourtime4liny.org  
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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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​I would be remiss if I failed to acknowlege the following members of the planning committee who have taken time out of their busy schedules to work with us. Ms. Geraldine Gooding, our Director of Peer Leadership Council, Ms. Terri Hall, Mrs. Janet Gooding, Ms. Zellin Lowe and Peer Leader, Claudestine Williams-Tucker. We also want to thank everyone who is making efforts to spread the word and recruit students for participation.

Please check back for a periodic update and do not hesitate to contact us if you should have any questions.

Sincerely, 
Madona Cole-Lacy
         

















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

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

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)


Countdown to Upcoming Event
 Scheduled for Saturday July 9, 2016
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Our Mission

Click for arts gallery of previous winners and contestants​
This organization has a Gold level GuideStar Nonprofit Profile, demonstrating its commitment to transparency.
It is down to the wire with our day of youth and family empowerment and inspiration just around the corner. As things begin to fall in place, I would like to take time out to acknowledge local businesses that have embraced us in ways that have lightened the load for us.    
This life-like self-portrait of Marie Saint-cyr is only a tip of the iceberg for this Your Time For Creative Empowerment Peer Leader, Fashion Institute of Technology rising sophomore, and Artist has to offer. Learn more about her semester abroad experience.
Meet Lincoln University's rising sophomore, Melchizedek Aarons, whose presentation on balancing college life is sure to be music to your ears.
Click on  thumbnails for details
Meet our 2016 Presenters
Media
THE REAL DEAL ON THE SOCIAL ASPECT OF HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE READINESS...A FREE WORKSHOP for YOUTH and PARENTS!
Saturday July 9, 2016 - A Self-Empowering Workshop and Community Networking Soiree for Long Island Area Parents and HS Grads - 8th graders ...MORE

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