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Marquis Victor is the Founding Executive Director of Elevated Thought, a creative youth development nonprofit in Lawrence, MA. He believes that art is a form of liberation, and that young people – once they have access and exposure to art – are able to build a foundation of self, expand their minds and eyes to identify issues in their communities, and use art to surface creative solutions for those issues.
Marquis Victor is the Founding Executive Director of Elevated Thought. He leads ET’s vision, objectives, goals, and mission and manages ET’s contracts, commissions, and partnerships.
In addition to being a poet, designer, and photographer, Marquis has a master’s degree in Education from Lesley University and has taught in Revere and Boston, MA Public Schools.
He compiled over seven years of public school experience before focusing on Elevated Thought full-time; building and facilitating the art and social justice curriculum that serves as the foundation for all of ET’s creative youth development work.
A husband and father, he is currently pursuing his Doctor of Education at Northeastern University.
Elevated Thought 2019 Annual Report