Non-profit organization with independent 501(c)(3) status

The Outkast Academy

We work to ignite purpose in our most vulnerable youth. Through our multidisciplinary programs we aim to combat poverty, stabilize mental health, and decrease dropout rates-- elevating strong leaders within our inner-city communities.


2 Submitted Ideas

  • LEARN ·2023 Grants Challenge

    Arts & Mentorship for Underserved Youth

    Through its Arts & Mentorship program, The Outkast Academy provides high-quality dance and mentorship classes to underserved, low-income youth ages 5 through 21 throughout Los Angeles county. Participating youth receive various opportunities to train professionally, and perform in events, showcases, and productions. Outkast has its own Home Studio and also provides its services to schools, afterschool agencies, and other organizations located in historically under-resourced areas.

  • CREATE ·2022 Grants Challenge

    Arts Employment Opportunities for Youth

    Youth across Los Angeles have a general lack of access to arts and professional arts careers because of financial barriers in their homes, schools, and neighborhoods. The Outkast Academy seeks to create more job opportunities within the arts to give youth who are passionate about dance and giving back to the community. By strengthening and expanding our current internship program, participating youth will be able to gain the proper and professional training to become Teaching Artists and lead classes at various partnering sites in Los Angeles.