EDUCATED LITTLE MONSTERS
Educated Little Monsters (ELM) is a non-profit arts organization that offers Bedford-Stuyvesant youth with classes in dance, music, poetry and jewelry making.
“My goal and mission with ELM is to offer kids between the ages of 8-18, mainly in urban areas, the opportunity to be exposed to enrichment and arts programs“. – Jazo
In 2013 Jazo, Founder & Director of ELM, began offering the after school program on the second floor of a Bedstuy building that sits just below the tracks of the M train. In an effort to combat the effects of gentrification in Bushwick, Jazo began to offer and create activities for the youth in her community. “I want to keep a sense of community alive in Bushwick, a place where all people of all cultures come together to support and encourage the youth”. To learn more about ELM visit the organization’s website and social media pages.