The Leading Arts-Based
Youth Development Agency in Florida
The Motivational Edge (ME) is a solutions-focused youth development agency that harnesses the power of culturally relevant arts and other platforms to enrich and transform young lives.
ME serves a wide range of under-resourced and homeless youth in our community sites/centers, as well as youth in the Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Systems.
Specializing in therapeutic instruction, ME focuses on mentoring, job readiness, and life-skills development through the Arts, and through Health & Wellness initiatives, to ensure that every youth is ready to contribute positively to their community.
total students served (FY2015-16)
of our youth show improvement in Arts Aptitude
increased their Positive Peer Relationships / Improved social behavior
We’re making headlines and spreading the good vibes! Check out our most recent media coverage, including our Teaching Artists and students featured on CBS4’s Mentoring Matters!
The Motivational Edge’s Health & Wellness Initiative empowers youth to participate in a wide range of physical and mindful activities that are fun, engaging, challenging, competitive and rewarding.
The Motivational Edge is thrilled to have been chosen as the 501(c)(3) youth development agency to receive $130,000 from the City of Miami. These funds allow under-resourced youth at thirteen Miami-Dade County public schools to experience The Motivational Edge’s award-winning, Arts-Based Youth Development Programs.
It is the policy of The Motivational Edge to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request materials in accessible format, sign language interpreters, and/or any accommodation to participate in any Motivational Edge sponsored programs or meetings, please contact Erick Guerra 888-641-2201 Ext 4 / firstname.lastname@example.org, at least five days in advance to initiate your request. TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).
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