Officially founded in 2010, Elevated Thought (ET) 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 and creating our first public art project in 2011, we have continued to strengthen our mission each year since; serving, inspiring, and seeking forms of liberation through creativity. ET believes that all young people should and could have access to wide-ranging, creative, and alternative learning opportunities. ET is designed to affirm cultural and community identity as well as to build the capacity for creative practices that enable youth to produce the stories and visions that lead to individual and community change.