E4 Youth, whose mission is to engage, empower, educate and employ young people of color, will celebrate the nonprofit's mentors on May 9 at its annual Showcase & Awards Gala.

In a nutshell

The awards gala is the nonprofit's largest fundraising event, and the money raised goes toward its Creative Leadership Academy, according to a news release.

Comprised of college-aged people of color, the academy trains and awards stipends to participants interested in the creative digital industries, such as digital media, advertising, marketing and more, according to the website.

Members also mentor high school-aged teens interested in those fields.
(Courtesy E4 Youth)
Members of E4 Youth mentor high school-aged youth to become employable in digital industries. (Courtesy E4 Youth)

The details

The gala will happen at the Indeed Tower, 200 W. Sixth St., Austin, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Tickets are available online; however, a password must be obtained by subscribing to the E4 Youth newsletter, or messaging the nonprofit on Instagram or Facebook.

Throughout the evening, E4 Youth officials will present awards to CLA members who have demonstrated exceptional commitment and dedication to young community members, according to the news release. In addition, attendees can browse and buy artwork made by CLA members. Proceeds from the artwork will go toward the organization's efforts.

What else?

Those unable to attend the gala who would still like to help can do so in a number of ways, including: