Aspiration Creation Elevation Building a change from within

About us...

Aspiration Creation Elevation empowers disadvantaged young people through ARTS ACTIVITIES, ROLE-MODEL GUIDANCE and INSPIRATIONAL EXPERIENCES to tackle barriers preventing them from reaching their potential in life. Through our range of projects and programmes, we positively engage young people across inner-city Bristol; providing fun, supportive and empowering outlets that help build skills, confidence and aspirations. We aim to build a change from within.

Our Sessions and Services...

Postive Paths

Our targeted sessions aimed at supporting youths who are facing adverse challenges and maturing youngsters with exceptional abilities. We believe that everyone can achieve, that’s why we provide unique mentoring sessions for young people, helping them to realise their potential. We set achievable goals in a safe, fun and friendly environment that supports young people to be creative and expressive. Each programme is designed to meet the specific needs of the individual. A young person must be referred to access this provision.

BORN2BE Records

BORN2BE is a talent development movement, and our record label specialises in harnessing young potential within modern music of black origin. Our label stands to make a permanent positive impact on the music industry for the benefit of young undiscovered talent in Bristol. The Senior Executives, Darren Alexander, and Cherelle Grant, and the Junior Executive Trevon Layne, used the best of 2020 to build this fantastic record label, which launched on the 30th of March 2021! Creating an opportunity for young people to explore different prospects within the music industry in a realistic, but challenging setting. To find out more, click the button below!


We believe the best growth happens when working with freedom. Our weekly drop-in sessions allow youths to engage with us in the best way that suits them. This level of provision can often act as the gateway for young people to further their interests in positive activities and progression routes. These sessions will also be propped-up by weekly fun & educational trips during school holidays. Just turn up and get stuck in!


More than music
17:30 - 19:30 for 8 to 11 year olds @ Docklands Community Centre, St.Paul's


More than music
18:00 - 20:00 for 13 to 19 year olds @ The Station, Bristol City Centre


More than music
18.30 - 20.30 for 12 to 16 year olds @ Docklands Community Centre, St.Paul's


More than music
19:00 - 21.00 for 17 to 21 year olds @Docklands Community Centre, St. Paul's

Meet The Team...


We work with a range of different organisations across Bristol to provide services and care for young individuals. There is a mix of things that can be accessed to make a contribution to change within the community. We are grateful to be apart of a wonderful team, helping shape the future generation.


At the Creative Youth Network, they have experienced youth workers who provide support and advice, no matter what your situation or background is. Tackling obstacles together, whether that is mental health issues, housing, family breakdowns or struggling at school. We provide One: One and small group sessions that revolve around positive activities and guidance support. Referrals are taken through CYN, for more information CLICK on the image above!


Our History

In 2013, amongst heavy community investment cuts, Darren Alexander, Cherelle Grant and Hans Soghe formed ACE. This unique organisation was first set up to continue to deliver arts activities to young people in east-central Bristol's disadvantaged communities, but it quickly became an enterprise with a bigger mission: supporting young people to tackle barriers preventing them from fulfilling their potential in life, which it has since won awards.

Winners of...

Aspiration Creation Elevation CIC (ACE) was set up in April 2013 by three young music-mentoring professionals. 
MMG Award Winner
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Shortlisted for...

Aspiration Creation Elevation CIC (ACE) was set up in April 2013 by three young music-mentoring professionals. 

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