Life Pieces To Masterpieces develops character and leadership, unlocks potential, and prepares Black boys and young men from Washington DC’s Wards 7 & 8 to transform their lives and communities. With artistic expression and “Each One Teach One” mentoring at the core, our youth become catalysts for positive change in the world.

Boys enter the program as early as age three, with an everyday afterschool program from 3:00-7:00 pm, and a six week summer camp from 8:00-4:00, all free for youth and families. These same young men can continue with us through college and into adulthood, supported through artistic expression, academic enrichment, and positive peer and adult relationships to develop a foundation of self-belief, successfully navigate the challenges in their lives, teach and uplift others as mentors, and share their unique and powerful stories with the world.

Who we are at Life Pieces to Masterpieces will always be, first and foremost, the remarkable boys and young men we serve. Life Pieces To Masterpieces is uniquely successful in bringing our Apprentices’ highest good and most authentic selves to the forefront through our intentional environment of love, security, and expression. Who we are lies in our commitment to our Human Development System and our expectation that all who touch our mission – apprentices, teachers, mentors, staff, volunteers, and community partners – will commit to their own journey of personal growth and character development. This has led to a powerful organizational culture and an exceptional team that embraces vulnerability, shared humanity, and commitment to social justice.

Creating Art… Changing Lives.

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