Our mission is create social mobility of disadvantaged young people living in poverty and at risk of offending.
We will provide mentoring and support online and in our outreach community projects.
4Elementz aims to inspire and empower young people to start their own dream careers and live independent of welfare befits and criminal income.
4Elementz was founded in 2012 by Kelly Thorne a probation officer for Devon and Cornwall. After having been awarded the innovation award 2012 for her Rap Therapy work in prisons, she was inspired to leave and set up 4Elementz.
4Elementz has always been funded by the lottery other charities. For the first 5 years the primary focus was working with local young Rap artists at risk of offending. Kelly Thorne produced music and media portfolios for the beneficiaries and provided work experience placements. The project has enabled a number of the long running members to flourish and build a career in music.
Currently the project is developing a online service to provide online training. We now have three programmes;
Careers in music - the music mentoring programs which continue to produce music and media portfolios for artists
Rap Therapy - active workshops and a new online program and work book teaching the benefits of Rap therapy
Be a BOSS - a online program aimed to coach disadvantaged people into starting their own businesses and living independent
Although 4Elementz is still reliant on funding we hope that in the coming year we can build up a income of your own to become self sufficient and sustainable.
4Elementz works with many other agencies;
Local drug programs and rehab centres
Other social enterprises
We are currently funded by:
Cornwall Community Foundation until January 2018.
All 4Elementz staff are DBS checked and qualities to work with children and vulnerable adults. We have a strict safeguarding policy that can be requested when required.
We are committed to protecting children and vulnerable adults and engaging with other agencies.
4Elementz CIC a registered Community Interest Company 08546377
based in Cornwall, UK.
Senior Director Kelly Thorne