Carl Settles is the visionary Founder and Executive Director of E4 Youth, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in Austin, TX. E4 Youth partners with local schools and creative media industry leaders to provide innovative curriculum and support, career exposure, job shadowing and internship opportunities to youth ages 16 – 24. Prior to founding E4 Youth, Mr. Settles worked extensively in education, software development, music, and media production. He is the architect of E4 Youth’s Employability Curriculum, which helps educators build stronger relationships with youth of color, and his VR Remix Party Curriculum empowers youth of any age to use open source and immersive technology tools to tell stories about their lives. His latest venture, Austin Digital Heritage Project, is a coalition of for profit and nonprofit organizations that trains and employs college age youth to collect and curate oral histories into an immersive media archive.
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