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our mission

Elevated Thought is an art and social justice 501(c)(3) organization based in Lawrence, MA. We develop spaces for BIPOC youth and communities to engage and understand creativity's liberating power.

what we do

Through creative youth development, public art projects, education, and paid opportunities for artists of color, ET actively addresses forms of systemic injustice. 


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Elevated Thought has given me the resources to feel confident in taking pictures in and out of the studio. The community at ET has helped me find my authenticity as well as finding the courage to use my passion to help my community.


- Xan22-23 Photography Apprentice

land acknowledgment

Elevated Thought would like to recognize and honor the stolen ancestral land of the Pennacook peoples in which we live and work from. Like so many other Indigenous folks, the Pennacook people have been and continue to be displaced by American settlers. We recognize the violent systemic and cultural inequities that are a direct result of American colonialism and we commit ourselves to learning, respecting, and reconciling the histories, legacies, and ongoing experiences of Indigenous injustice. 

why do we recognize the land?

Land acknowledgments do not exist in a past tense or historical context: colonialism is a current ongoing process, and we need to build our mindfulness of our present participation. It is also worth noting that acknowledging the land is Indigenous protocol. (from

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