Mission statement

Our mission is create social mobility of disadvantaged young people living in poverty and at risk of offending.

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We will provide mentoring and support online and in our outreach community projects.

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4Elementz aims to inspire and empower young people to start their own dream careers and live independent of welfare benefits and criminal income. 


4Elementz History

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. 

 

Current projects and focus

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. 

 

Careers in Music program

4Elementz produces music portfolios for around 50 young artists every year. We make their music videos, promotional photography and recorded music tracks. 

 

Artsits have used their portfolios to go on to perform at festivals, music gigs and sell their music on ITunes. 

Rap Therapy workshops

4Elementz do a number of Rap therapy workshops focused on lyrical analysis and writing lyrics. We promote this a a creative hobbit with therapeutic benefits. It also teaches critical analysis and english literate skills. 

 

Our workshops take place in prisons, schools, rehabilitation centres and youth groups. 

Be A BOSS Course

4Elementz mentors and runs courses on starting your own business. We run workshops and 1 to 1 mentoring in the community and will be growing our online courses.

 

We aim to help more young people at risk of offending to gain financial literacy skills and business skills.  This program will use Rap culture to engage and inspire. 


4Elementz Team

Kelly Thorne

Founder and Senior Director

07969762525

info@4elementz.co.uk

 

Employment history:

Probation Officer for Devon & Cornwall Probation Area (DCPA) 2007-2012

Winner of the 2012 Award for Inovation for Rap therapy work in prisons- from DCPA

 

Education:

Professional qualification in criminal justice

Criminal Justice Degree

Masters in American Politics

Degree in Politics and Social Policy.

 

Jake Small

 

Director

Music Artist

 

Jake has worked with the project from the beginning and became a Director in 2016. 

 

Jake is well connected in the UK Grime Music Scene and is able to connect our projects to a wide audience.

 

Jason Seecherrran

 

Director

Music Artist

 

Seech has been a volunteer with 4Elementz since we started and his professional input has been invaluable.

He is now a Director and a sessional worker.


Our partners and funders

4Elementz works with many other agencies;

Police

Bosence Farm rehabilitation Centre

Addaction

Local Schools

Local university and colleges

RIO

Other social enterprises

 

We are currently funded by:

Cornwall Community Foundation and the Arts Council until January 2018. 

Safeguarding

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. Volunteers do not work with children unless they are CRB checked and supervised. 

 

We are committed to protecting children and vulnerable adults and engaging with other agencies.