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The Power of Four: A Journey for Youth.

Fouryouth Productions offers underserved youth from grades K-12 innovative STEAM education that blends art with science, engineering, and cooking. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides supplemental educational programs at schools and community organizations as well as free weekend programming at our headquarters. Private lessons in our studio are also available to anyone that is interested.

With guidance from professional photographers and designers, our students learn to create fascinating photographic artwork inspired by math, science, engineering, and nature. (link). Our students learn valuable entrepreneurship skills by selling their own artwork at local art exhibitions and festivals. All of the profits from these sales go towards our College Scholarship Initiative. (link).

Students who joined their Fouryouth in kindergarten have the opportunity to continue to learn and work with us through 12th grade. We offer employment opportunities to our high school students as teaching assistants to our younger students and event photographers which helps pave the way towards their future careers.

Our Mission

Education, Mentorships, Entrepreneurship and scholarships inspire a better future.

We lead underserved students on a journey that inspires intellectual and creative growth. Fouryouth provides mentorship in a stable, safe, and supportive environment where youth from diverse backgrounds thrive throughout their formative years. By providing scholarships and employment opportunities, we encourage and facilitate college admission and support their future endeavors.

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    Photography Instructor Raphael Dahan
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    Corrie Hickson, Age 15 - Student
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    Photography Instructor Theresa Emmett
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    DCH Student Exhibition
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    Delaware Museum of Natural History Student Exhbition
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    Jairus Branch, Age 15 - Student
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    Braheem Wilson, Age 15 - Student

Student and Community Impact

We take pride in cultivating long-lasting relationships with students to ensure a sustaining impact on the communities we serve. Volunteering professionals, partners, non-profit organizations, schools, families and clients who all subscribe to our mission join our efforts to promote a better future for underserved youth. These relationships allow us to provide students with support and mentorship that expands beyond our personal expertise. These collaborations deliver our students with uniquely motivating and inspiring opportunities.

Education Programs

Art and Education Collide: we challenge our students to think, do, and create.

We offer STEAM programming to students from kindergarten through 12th grade at schools, community organizations and at our Fouryouth headquarters. Our innovative cross-curriculum approach combines Science, Cooking, Engineering and Photography. Due to Covid-19 we currently solely offer all of our classes as a virtual experience. Whether you are an individual, school, or community center, feel free to contact us today to find out how you can join a variety of online classes. Our programs have been made available to the following locations:

College Scholarship Initiative.

Art sales of our student’s artwork build a College Fund.

Our students sell their artwork to the public. 100% of all the profits earned from these sales go directly to the Fouryouth Productions College Scholarship Initiative (CSI). CSI is a centralized fund setup by our financial advisor and is used to promote college admission and supports our students’ future endeavors. CSI gives students a tangible sense of achievement and builds their confidence.

Are you interested in purchasing or leasing art?  Click here to download a PDF with a small selection of our available art and contact us.

Employment:
Leading by example

Keeping students engaged, year after year.

Our high school students, are hired as employees. This provides purposeful employment in a stable, nurturing and supportive environment under the mentorship of our team and our partners. In addition to gaining real-life work experience they also help to inspire the next Fouryouth generation. We offer two kinds of employment;

Event photographers

Our most talented photography students are hired as event photographers. This offers them real-life work experience and extends our lessons with on-the-job training which has proved to be a very powerful and effective teaching mechanism. The students learn how to execute briefings from a client, how to interact with visitors at events, how to network, and how to conduct themselves professionally.

Class Instructor aids

At age 16, after years of experience with our programming, students are prepared to take on the added responsibility of helping to teach their younger counterparts. They become mentors and positive role models to our elementary students.

Community Productions

We produce a variety of events with our partners to promote the arts and STEAM education to underserved communities.

 

The Gravity Arts and Science Festival

Since 2017, Fouryouth has spearheaded the annual Gravity Arts & Science Festival. It is a 100% free event that promotes art and science that is open to the public and mostly serves underserved communities. We have produced it with our organizing partners DCH and Bellevue Community Center since 2018. Gravity has served more than 1,000 visitors, provided more than 60 free hands-on activities and allowed children to experience being an artist, scientist and engineer for a day.

Exhibitions

In partnership with museums, galleries, and businesses, we produce a variety of exhibitions to showcase and sell our students’ artwork.  These exhibits train our young photography students how to communicate their creative decisions to the public and introduce them to becoming entrepreneurs by selling their work.  The events are free and open to the public and are all profits of the sales go towards our College Fund Initiative. Our students have participated in more than 25 exhibits and festivals including the Vice-President Biden residency in 2015.

West Center City: A Family Portrait

Wilmington, Delaware’s Creative District spearheaded the”West Center city: a Family Portrait” project that we produced with them as partners. This project celebrates the families that live in our neighborhood. Our students captured images of families through a series of conversations and learned about their stories and community. The project celebrates the families we form through friendship and those that we are born into. The final production was multiple murals used to brighten streets with light, encouragement and positivity

Free Weekend Programming

The Chichester Foundation has supported this initiative in which we offer free weekend programming at our headquarters to children from the local community. This allows us to reach students who don’t attend schools where we currently teach and provides students the opportunity to continue programming with us past their middle school years. We offer the same STEAM programming that we offer at schools and community centers.

Partnerships

A community that comes together as one amplifies the positive impact it has on our youth

Our successes as a small organization have been made possible by partnerships with local non-profits, support from local businesses, corporations, foundations, and engagement of volunteers. Contact us today if you would like to discover ways in which we could work together!

Contact Us.

Address  1900 Superfine Lane. Wilmington, Delaware 19348

Email  contact@fouryouth.org

Phone  302.428.9946