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At               , we aim to
live what we love!

Our Mission

to illuminate the way for youth, allowing them to unlock and refine their extraordinary gifts and talents.

Our Vision

GPA envisions a vibrant future where all schools and organizations nationwide are ablaze with the transformative power of arts education.

​Through our widespread program expansion, strategic partnerships, scholarships, and life-changing internships, we pave an unobstructed path for students, unlocking their potential and propelling them towards living a life they love.

Our annual True Colors Arts Festival serves as a beacon of inspiration, uniting emerging talents with renowned artists, while our dedicated team, led by passionate artists, actors, and motivational speakers, ensures the sustained growth and impact of GPA's mission. Together, we ignite minds, shape destinies, and foster a brighter tomorrow.

Our Values

based on p.i.p.e. Dreams: principles to Live What You Love! written by Dayo Olatokun

Punctuality

We honor and value time, recognizing that being prompt and reliable is essential for success. We strive to be punctual in all our endeavors, respecting the commitments we make to ourselves and others.

Purpose

We believe in the power of purpose, encouraging individuals to discover and pursue their unique calling. We provide the guidance and support necessary for participants to uncover their passions, embrace their purpose, and make a positive impact in the world.

Integrity

We uphold unwavering ethical standards and honesty in all our actions. We value transparency, trustworthiness, and accountability, fostering an environment where integrity thrives.

Excellence

We are dedicated to excellence in everything we do. We set high standards for ourselves and inspire others to do the same. Through continuous improvement, innovation, and a commitment to quality, we strive for excellence in every aspect of our programs and services.

Our motto:

Live

What

You

Love

!

GPA seeks to give all youth an arts educational experience to develop conscious, creative, and conscientious citizens who will contribute to a better world.

About

Our Workshops

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1

DRAMA

Through Improv, Scene Study, Monologues, and various acting classes, our students get to explore the freedom of expression on stage while learning how to apply these techniques to their personal lives.

2

DANCE

We teach Step, Hip-Hop, Afrobeats, and many forms of choreographed movement for the purposes of performing and creating their own content.

3

MUSIC

Lead by our team of vocal coaches, participants learn to discover their voice through singing, songwriting, and producing. They're also introduced to the business side of music in order to take control of their own careers.

We also offer workshops in cosmetology, social media, design, public relations, and other art forms to expose students to a variety of career options.

If you’d like more information about our Programs or if you are looking for a custom solution, get in touch with us today.

A Letter from Our Founder

Dear Community Partners and Friends,

Live What You Love! That's our motto; that's our message. At the Gifted and Purposed Alliance (GPA), we show youth how to tap into their purpose, explore their identity, and actively learn through the arts. GPA aims to provide participants with an early opportunity to identify and sharpen their gifts and talents, as well as an atmosphere to build a firm foundation for their craft and career choice.

Our goal is to ignite the Rockaway community schools (NYC schools and organizations at large) with an arts education program that will benefit students by providing clarity in their purpose while creating a pipeline towards higher education institutions.

I invite you to join me on this journey. Connect with us! Let's bring our energy and resources together to help change our schools and community. Our team eagerly looks forward to speaking with you soon. In the meantime, don't forget to "Live What You Love!"

Sincerely,

Dayo Olatokun

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Ms.Larcher/GPA Faculty

Mr. Dayo is amazing! Mrs.Daley first brought in and I was like okay! I'm ready, I'm, ready, but the way that he has transformed these students and these children’s lives is amazing!

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Anyelis Andino/Class of 2023

I had a lot of fun doing it! Sometimes we would talk about our feelings, and our problems and that helped me a lot to be more open to adults.

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Exahalia Lawrence/ Class of 2022

Mr. Dayo taught us something about ourselves that not all of us may have realized but we realized it yesterday when we did the thinking about our future…

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