What can street subcultures do to empower youth in our community?

Our partners and as seen in
arts republic
NYC hiphop film festival 2020

what we're about

Elevate the streets is a movement to uplift street subcultures

We are bboys, parkour artists, DJs. We believe subcultures can be a force for good for our community. Through partnerships with schools and social services, we find ways to bridge the gap between society and the streets.

To the young-at-heart and the ones passionate about the arts, we welcome you to elevate the streets


ETS Stairs

What we do

We partner with youth organisations to deliver workshops and mentorships rooted in street subcultures.

Our facilitator-led workshops are designed for individual engagement, so that each facilitator can engage the youths as a mentor and a peer while teaching street skills such as breaking or graffiti.


ETS House

what we do

We organise meaningful and exciting events to continue building our subcultural communities. rooted in street subcultures.

Bridging goes both ways. As we engage youths, we continue to contribute to the culture by organising fresh events.


ETS jam


what we do

We continue to elevate through online platforms, in this new normal.

To continue to meaningfully engage youths and subcultural communities during the pandemic, 2020 has seen us adapt to meet the times with a diversity of digital projects.


what we do

We connect with like-minded communities overseas and engage them through outreach.

As we enrich our understanding and appreciation of what we do through overseas outreach, we give back by supporting them in our own ways.


ETS Stairs

ETS in the news

what people are saying

Artsrepublic.sg: Engaging at risk youths through dance & graffiti

“The inaugural Elevate the Streets dance jam aims to spread awareness on how hip-hop can make a positive impact”

Feature by National Volunteer & Philanthrophy Centre

“Through their values-oriented hip-hop programmes and events, they impart life lessons to youths.”

Official Selection at Hiphop Film Festival NYC 2020

"THE ELEVATE THE STREETS INITIATIVE (2019)" - A micro-documentary selected for an international film festival.

Lianhe Zaobao: Using breaking & graffiti to nuture youths

“... allowing youths to partake in these subcultural activities may not necessarily be a bad thing. In fact, it can even be a really powerful tool to influence and effect positive changes in society."

Interested to join our team?

Our Work at a Glance

Our interactions with our beneficiaries and street subcultures

  • All
  • Workshops
  • Online
  • Events

Bethesda Care Services' Family Camp 2019

Michael, founder of ETS, teaching youths to be confident and daring through handstands

Live Graffiti

Local graffiti artist, Syafiq Noor, giving a live demonstration and offering participants a chance to try

Uprock Programme with BCS

The last session of our 6-week Bboy Workshop with Bethesda Care Services (BCS)

ETS x IMH Online Performance 2020

Bringing together bboys and bgirls to spread the love for dance during one of the birthday celebrations at the Institute of Mental Health (IMH)

Graffiti Workshop and Mural Hunt

We designed and executed a graffiti introduction for some of the youths under the care of BCS

Partnership with Trybe Ltd

The ‘Try-it-out Tuesdays’ programme within Singapore Boys’ Hostel was a chance for the boys to learn an interesting skill from external vendors within an allotted period from 6.30-8pm on Tuesdays.

ETS Jam 2019

Bboy Siach, a member of ETS, tearing the dance floor at our inaugural jam

Our Team

People behind the initiative

Michael Ng Ming Kai

Michael Ng Ming Kai


Conceptualizing and executing the initative since 2019

Lee Kah How

Lee Kah How


Curriculum Development and anything tech-related

See Yong Xin

See Yong Xin

Curriculum Designer

Planning structured lessons for our beneficiaries

Syafiq Junior

Subculture Liaision

Sustaining meaningful partnerships with street subcultures