WHO WE ARE
U.L.E is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that allows youth ages 6-24 to gain hands on experience in a variety of art-based programs.
Our mission is to educate, inform and enlighten the youth focusing on development and arts education.
To be a positive influence that provides professional services to enhance the way children learn through arts, entertainment and education.
Our youth needs influencers, mentors, and leaders that are willing to shift their paradigm in relation to today's era of digital influence. Social media, digital media & music make a huge impact on the relationships and attitudes of our youth. They are becoming programed to normalize violence, promiscuity, self-hate, and bullying because of the lack of social responsibility and open dialogue from those who can communicate and speak the new era language of creativity.
We believe that through creative arts, social & emotional learning, less usage of electronics and more engagement we can reach our youth as change agents. Who have not only lived and represented what has impacted our youth but has made conscious change to shift our focus and develop from a relative perspective of experience.
MEET OUR BOARD
DEQUEETA GRAHAM- MARTIN
SHERICA ISLER- DANIELS
FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Meet Sherica Isler- Daniels also known as the Hip-hop artist Sureli. Mother, leader and creative who has been forced into transitioning, into a positive influence after suffering from depression that caused her health to decline. Leaving the music scene and social media behind for over seven years.
After realizing the impact social media, digital media & music has on our youth, she wanted to make a positive difference. Today, she cares about how her image is viewed particularly by the youth. She’s overcame multiple setbacks and resigned from her corporate position of 18 years of service to start a new venture of becoming an entrepreneur to inspire both youth as well as adults.
She has designed multiple programs to inspire youth and community through arts education, leadership, social & emotional development and through the most influential platforms of today, entertainment. Multitalented that include over 20 years of experience as a recording artist, ghostwriter, background in ballet and modern dance, licensed cosmetologist, film director and a degree in Radio & Broadcasting.
Our Founder is a graduate of the Ohio Media School where the film "Love" originated. Both directed and performed by Sureli. The video portrayed and brought to light many realities and struggles that our youth encounter daily and is based on a true story.