At LPTM, our Purpose is to provide opportunities to African American males ages 3 to 25 to discover and activate their innate creative abilities to change challenges into possibilities.

Our programs reflect that, and our human development system, in a number of ways. Our after-school program and summer program for 3-14 year olds provide critical out-of-school time for apprentices to engage in the arts, develop resiliency, as well as to practice key academic components. Our Saturday Academy provides college and career readiness training, as well as black male development, to high school apprentices ages 14-18 who are preparing for post-secondary success. Finally, our Color Me Community(TM) workshops provide a nurturing and nonjudgmental environment for people of all races to safely grapple with issues that deeply divide and separate us from one another.

Creating Art, Changing Lives.

With love, security, and expression, each of us can become a masterpiece.