Officially founded in 2010, Elevated Thought ® was born in 2008; an idea that stemmed from a poem and a mural addressing social issues and demanding solutions. The mission quickly followed. Running our first art and social justice based workshop in 2010, our first official mural in 2011, and our first scholarship award in 2012, we have continued to strengthen
our mission each year since; serving, inspiring, and building through art.
Elevated Thought ® believes that all young people should and could have access to wide-ranging, creative and alternative learning opportunities. We are designed to affirm cultural and community identity and build capacity for creative practices that enable youth to produce the stories and vision that lead to individual and community change.
ET offers holistic, cross-disciplinary opportunities for learning (arts, humanities, social sciences, philosophy, history),
as well as support for youth to take thoughtful steps in choosing professional pathways and preparing themselves for
impact and leadership in a world dominated by narrow world-views and morally questionable ideologies.