With 6 years experience in running community project we have a unique specialism of creative positive life change though using creative media and hiphop culture to provide information, guidance, teach new skills and offer work experience.
4Elementz has been running rap music & art therapy workshops since 2012. Currently, we work with Hungry Sounds Studio and offer free or subsidised studio time for young people at risk of offending. We also run media workshops in photography and music video production with gallery displays locally.
We engage this hard to reach group using their interest in music and media.
By creating professional portfolios, building artists self-esteem and developing a career in music we can build more positive futures.
Previous projects have taken place in local prisons, rehab centres, schools and in groups in the community.
4Elementz runs a local community business mentoring programme. We teach business start-up skills and social media marketing to ex offenders and long term unemployed people.
The programme is aimed at those disadvantaged, at risk of crime or social excluded, who are not suited to a 9-5 salary job. Also those who would be more likely to reach their potential in a creative career working for themselves.
We also offer a job club on a Wednesday afternoon and give help and advice on job hunting, CV writing, Criminal record disclosure and careers mentoring.
We also run workshops and can be booked to do talks for schools or organisations. Take a look at our information page.
4Elementz is currently designing a new online rehabilitation tool for people at risk of offending, prisoners, those in drug & alcohol recovery or people with mental health issues.
The Online rehab hub uses an innovative approach designed to appear and engage with its target audience. The hub is made up of animated videos and easy to use workbooks. The use of animation, urban background music and the voice overs of the target audiences peer group are all key features.
The project will be available for individuals and agencies to access. There will be free and a paid subscription levels.