We are a 501C3 non-profit organization that fosters the development of underprivileged youth through educational programs. We are founded and intensely supported by established professionals in the advertising, photography and scientific industries. It is our main goal to inspire, educate and support our students.

We use a hands on approach to combine science, photography, engineering and culinary art, exposing our students to career opportunities they otherwise may not have considered. By pointing out the coinciding elements between our programs, we not only achieve great academic success but also create amazing art! The artwork produced during our classes is offered for sale.  The majority of the profits made from these sales go towards our 4youth college fund for participating students.
It is through art and science that we strive to inspire our students in making the right choices. We stimulate their creativity, build their confidence and unleash their individual potential through the classes we teach.

Explore our site and you will find detailed descriptions about our programs, our goals for our students and the 4youth College Scholarship initiative. With your help we will hopefully see a group of newly inspired youth who will grow into young professionals in the arts and sciences.

 
  • "Sweet Rhytm"

    Photographed during Art Fouryouth class by Aleza Seth, age 12. Exhibited at the Delaware Art Museum.

  • "Planets"

    Photographed during Art Fouryouth class by by Leo Dupree, age 13. Exhibited at the Delaware Art Museum.

  • "Taste Floats"

    Photographed during Art Fouryouth class by Corey Hickson, age 12. Exhibited at the Delaware Art Museum.

  • "Sweet Fade"

    Photographed during Art Fouryouth class by Aleza Seth, age 12. Exhibited at the Delaware Art Museum.

  • "Planets II"

    Photographed during Art Fouryouth class by by Leo Dupree, age 13. Exhibited at the Delaware Art Museum.

  • "Taste Floats II"

    Photographed during Art Fouryouth class by Corey Hickson, age 12. Exhibited at the Delaware Art Museum.

  • "Sweet Grid"

    Photographed during Art Fouryouth class by Eleza Seth, age 12. Exhibited at the Delaware Art Museum.

  • "Taste Floats III"

    Photographed during Art Fouryouth class by Corey Hickson, age 12. Exhibited at the Delaware Art Museum.

The 4youth Scholarship initiative is established to support and guide students of 4youth Productions towards college. Unfortunately inspiration is not always enough, so we would like your help.

By purchasing artwork on this site, you directly donate towards our students. One hundred percent of the profits made from the sales of student artwork goes towards a college fund for participating students. Studies have shown that a, “college savings account with even $1 or less will increase the likelihood a child will attend college from 45 percent to 71 percent.” “Why a $1 Savings Account Makes a Child More Likely to Attend College,” U.S. News & World Report, April 14, 2013.  Directly impact a child’s future today by purchase some amazing art! All of the student artwork for sale has been shot during 4youth Production classes. On this site we also offer art from like-minded artists who have been kind enough to donate their work for this cause.  Check out our store

Theresa Emmett

Founder, Director.

Theresa Emmett is the original founder and Executive Director of Fouryouth Productions. She is the driving force of Fouryouth Productions and takes care of all day to day operations. Theresa develops and implements all our photography and cooking programs.

Raphael Dahan

President

Raphael is a award winning commercial digital artist with 20+ years of experience in high-end advertising and photography. Raphaël applies his craft by creating all branding and promotional materials, as well as development of photography classes.

Amanda Morris May

Vice President

Amanda is the head of the Food & Nutrition department of Thomas Edison Charter School. Amanda has 30+ years experience in the administrative capacity for nonprofits as well as private corporations.

Stefanie Petrillo

Secretary

Stefanie is a full-time Sensory Researcher in a NJ branch of Unilever. She applies her professional knowledge by personally conducting sensory classes with our students. Stefanie also organizes our participation in art festivals in New Jersey.

Nick Martin

Board Member

Nick is a chemical engineer from Philadelphia whose past research has focused on renewable energy technology and the environment. Prior to serving on the board, he served as a 4youth science and engineering teacher. Nick is helping to organize our program’s expansion into Philadelphia.

Dr. George Emmett

Boardmember

Dr. George Emmett is a Senior Research Chemist with the Department of Homeland Security. He has committed himself to share his wealth of knowledge for the benefit of our students. Dr. Emmett also is a guest speaker for our science classes.

Kari Anderson Nouhan

Boardmember

Kari is a senior photographer representative at Glasshouse NYC. Kari was an Executive at BBDO New York for many years. She currently applies her knowledge and her contacts to help promote the Fouyouth cause.

Arie de Jong

Boardmember

Arie helps promote Fouyouth Productions with companies, schools and individuals to establish collaborations, exhibitions and acquire donations. Arie resides in Holland, and is attempting to make Fouryouth a international operation!

Norma Tinsley

Boardmember

Norma is our parent representative and a very dedicated board member. Norma volunteers her time to help with art festivals, exhibits, and field trips.