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Welcome! If you're looking for an after-school STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) program that aims to educate, encourage, and be a support system for our young people, ESA may be the right program for you!

Elevate: STEM & the Arts (ESA) is a Native American-Owned youth enhancement program that specializes in Mathematics, Mentoring, and the Arts, located in the heart of North Nashville, Tennessee, on Historic Jefferson Street.  ESA is dedicated to changing student’s lives through:

  • Math Tutoring. Help build a solid foundation of mathematics through strategic math enhancement mentoring for STEM preparedness, and assist with math homework from school

  • Mentoring. Provide guidance, support, motivation, and stimulate mindfulness

  • The Arts. Expose students to artistic expression, culture, and travel

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ESA’s mission is to educate, mentor, and facilitate a connection between STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and the Arts. Through this connection, we intend for the transference of knowledge and wisdom that produces enlightenment, understanding, and help to elevate student’s minds to be universal thinkers and build consciousness of the world and self. 

Our purpose is to ELEVATE minds.

Teenage Students Raising Hands


  • Strategic and effective math enhancement mentoring twice a week minimum per student

  • Mentorship, Friendship, and Family

  • Counseling, Career Advice, and Life Preparation

  • Art Workshops

  • Cultural Art Initiatives- museums, galleries, artistic shows/films, symphony, and theater 

  • Meals at the end of each day

  • Travel

Benefits of the Arts

(Intended and Unintended)

  • Helps with brain development

  • Provides a cultural opening to knowledge of the world and self

  • Enhances self-esteem and self-sufficiency

  • Increases pro-social identity

  • Academic achievement

  • Personal meaning and significant mentor relationships

  • Life preparedness

  • Avoidance of risky behaviors/prevention

  • Health and wellness

Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our youth.

-Sitting Bull

Sitting Bull


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