Transcending Elements-A Nonprofit for Disadvantaged Youth
Transcending Elements is a nonprofit charity. We cater to disadvantaged youth, ages 7-12th grade, through the performing arts.
In 2014 we started working with youth through the national Prison Ministries Angel Tree program. We helped to provide Christmas gifts to the youth whose parents were in prison by fulfilling their Christmas wish list. It was while we were engaged in this program that we began to see deeper problems that disadvantaged children were going through. We decided we wanted to help them and do more on a lasting level and Transcending Elements-A nonprofit was born. We became an incorporated entity in 2016.
The mission of our NGO for kids is simple – to help youth look beyond their present circumstances by equipping them with creative, social, and leadership skills. This way, we help them become more aware of their self-worth. Through performing arts, we help at-risk children achieve peace of mind and wellness. The outcomes of our classes, workshops, and programs include better school grades, improved communication and critical thinking skills, and the development of important skills needed to become a successful adult.
Our vision is to enrich and transform as many lives as possible through the performing arts. We hope to create a state-of-the-art performing arts center for kids who want a place to learn, play, and connect with others. We are working towards having a center where parents, teachers, and the larger community can participate in helping these children have better outcomes as adults.