Established 2013, we are artists that emerged out of a pursuit to guide and mentor youth of inner city communities through our programs, and a desire for actions to speak louder than words. We know that impactful change occurs when action is taken to help those in need, which is why we made it our mission to reach the youth of underserved communities. The challenges our youth are facing today require leaders that ignite purpose and build up our young people to reach their highest potential. We are those leaders driven by creative innovation, positive reinforcement, and a strong foundation of support. The Outkast Academy is here to build a brighter future one youth at a time.
of students graduate high school
of students say they leave our Academy with a better sense of self and healthier mindset
of students pursue post secondary education after high school
of students join workforce during
or after high school
Meals/Healthy Snacks Served
LAUSD high schools served in underserved areas
Green Dot Schools served in underserved areas
"Because of Outkast, I now know how to handle difficult situations in a positive way, I have set goals for myself and know the road I need to take to achieve them. Outkast has showed me that no matter what I am feeling, dance is always there to express that feeling."
"Outkast changed me so much that I have stopped bad habits that I formed in the past. I have become more responsible because Outkast has truly focused on helping me learn how to properly communicate when I need to, especially with my parents."
"Outkast has changed my life in a positive way and has helped me become the person I want to be. Outkast is my home away from home where I can be myself without getting judged. Every single person in here feels like family, and it made me realize family does not mean blood, family means real friendship and loyalty."
"Outkast changed my life because I am now more outgoing than shy and way more confident than I was before. I know that when I am here, I won’t be judged for who I am. Outkast has helped me change my mindset from a negative one to a more positive one."