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The mission of EDIT is to empower youth to promote equity, diversity, and inclusion together in our communities through service learning, leadership, and the arts.
"Thank you for helping me to be a leader because when I was in EDIT I had a VOICE!"
~11-year-old EDIT participant
The concept of EDIT was inspired by Awareness through Performance (ATP), a college-level social justice performance that started at the University of Wisconsin La Crosse. Upon their graduation, two of ATP's pioneering members used ATP as their inspiration to design EDIT, an independent nonprofit organization, incorporated in March of 2009.
EDIT received 501(c)(3) tax exempt status in August of 2010. The organization has partnered with numerous local schools and nonprofit organizations including Urban Ventures, The Garage, and Paul and Sheila Wellstone Elementary. To date, EDIT programs have served over 600 individuals.