The Motivational Edge is a 501(c)(3) youth development agency that uses culturally relevant arts as a motivational platform to inspire youth toward academic achievement, increased self-confidence and the building of essential life skills. Using the arts as a motivational and learning platform, ME impels students who are underachieving toward desperately needed academic instruction. The youth currently served by The Motivational Edge are walking testaments that the arts are an extremely powerful learning and healing tool!



of our youth show improvement in core academic subjects


of our youth show improvement in Arts Aptitude


of our youth are offered culturally relevant arts programming, academics and/or technology courses

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