Elevated Thought looking for support to send students to Washington DC
Elevated Thought is hoping to send students to Washington D.C. and the organization needs financial support to make this happen.
Their Creative. Community. Change. (C3) programs focus on urban youth between the ages of 12 and 18. Through C3, students discuss various social issues happening in and around their community, address those issues through creative writing, translate their writing visually through various art mediums, and develop a community art project donated to their city based around the social themes and art medium they have been exposed to.
Their programs provide skills development, art expression, the articulation of important ideas, entrepreneurship and community leadership. They help students explore the issues of social justice, its importance in society, and the role they can play in creating change through creative thought.
The process moves pre-teens and teenagers away from frustration and an inability to express themselves to more positive, creative channels for their opinions and creativity. This will aid students not just artistically, but academically and socially as most of our students have no available art classes in their schools and have never experienced working in a collaborative group to reach an end goal.
To make a donation to this effort, please visit: https://www.fundraise.com/elevated-thought-foundation-inc/help-our-students-get-to-washington-dc
In addition to the trip to Washington D.C., a special Mural Unveiling will be held at the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence, MA on Friday, April 25, from 6 to 8 p.m.
There will also be a pub night held at Rolph’s in North Andover, MA, that will benefit Elevated Thought. For details on the pub night, check out the flyer below.
Lester Sydney, co-founder, of the organization, recalled when the organization was formed during a discussion in wearhouse.
"We got into a social discussion about ways that we can break the cycle," Sydney said. "We though art could be a way to break the cycle."
Elevated Thought became a 501(3)c officially in 2010, and hopefully, a total of six students will be sent to Washington D.C.
During the program, the students will write poetry and based on the discussion about their poetry they will then created a visual translation of their work.
With seven days to go, the organization is about one-third of the way towards it’s goal of raising $7,000.