E4 Youth Portfolio Awards
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT)
E4 Youth Portfolio Awards
The E4 Youth Portfolio Awards is a community event showcasing the work and accomplishments (portfolios) of Austin-area youth as a key mentoring milestone. Under the guidance of professional mentors in a declared field of interest, up to 100 of our youth will compete for top honors this evening and summer employment opportunities in the IT COULD BE YOU ACADEMY.
When & Where?
Wednesday, April 18th at 6:00PM
GSD&M - 828 West 6th Street, Austin, Texas 78703
5:30pm - Doors Open / Mentor & Portfolio Judge Meet & Greet
6:00pm - GSD&M Special Presentation
6:30pm - Student Tour of Facility
6:45pm - Greeting/General Info
7:00pm - Awards Presentation
7:45pm - Closing Remarks
Who will attend E4 Youth Portfolio Awards?
In addition to our youth participants, Austin’s thinkers, creators and doers in Media, the Arts, STEM (Science, Tech, Engineering & Math) and Business will be in attendance to show their support. These distinguished professionals will be joined by family, community leaders and supporters of the E4 Youth initiative.
Enrichment and capacity building for our ambitious and under served youth will help ensure every kid has a shot at a promising career and future. Come show your community support by attending and/or sponsoring the E4 Youth Porfolio Awards! Sponsoring this event will help up to 20 Austin-Area youth secure summer employment and development at the IT COULD BE YOU ACADEMY.
About E4 Youth
E4 Youth is based on the guiding principles of Engagement, Education, Employment & Entrepreneurship for youth. An outgrowth of a partnership between the Media Communications Council (MCC) and the University of Texas Intellectual Entrepreneurship Consortium, E4 Youth fosters high achievement by building teams of business leaders, paid graduate and undergraduate mentors and youth that focus on capacity building enrichment projects that drive economic growth while solving real problems in the community.
E4 Youth Portfolio Award Categories
Video Production, Audio Production, Journalism, Graphic Design, Photography & Interactive Media
Music Performance, Songwriting, Dance, Painting/Sculpture & Drama
Science/Health Sciences, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics
Proposal & Prototype
When & Where
E4 Youth collaborates with business leaders from industries in which minority groups and women are traditionally under-represented to address long term workforce diversity issues.
E4 Youth helps employers impart the skills and knowledge needed to flourish in the 21st Century by working with teachers to provide youth ages 13 — 20 a combination of online tools, career exposure, hands on mentoring, intensive training and employment opportunities.