MC Olympics

MC Olympics Competition

The 2016 Bay Area MC Olympics officially kicked off Friday, May 20th in SF with the first preliminary round! This olympic-style competition featured the best young emcees in the Bay Area. Through a series of rounds, we got familiar with each MC’s skill level (on the mic, moving the crowd, freestyling and flow). Each year we search for an MC Olympics Champion and ask each individual: are YOU the one?

2017 Sign Up


National MC Olympics

The MC Olympics Champion is going to compete at the National MC Olympics at the Youth Speaks’ Brave New Voices Festival in Washington D.C. from July 12-16, 2016.

Hip Hop Writing & Performance Workshop


TURN UP! (The Volume)

Facilitator: M.C. K~Swift
Location: San Francisco Public Library – The Mix @ Main Branch – 100 Larkin Street, SF
Day: Thursday, Start Date: 9/10 & End Date: 5/12
Time: 5:00-7:00pm
Description: This Youth Speaks workshop series for Bay Area youth will launch at SFPL’s brand new teen center, The Mix. Participants will explore their own unique histories and creativity through dynamic, Hip Hop centered writing and performance. This is a safe space for young people to freely express themselves, while figuring out how to be change makers in their communities.

Digital MC Workshop

MC K-Swift delivers an online workshops for aspiring MCs exclusively for the Raise Up Project, a platform for young people to change the conversation about American education.


Practice at our Under-21 Open Mics

Get your practice in front of a live audience. Join our Under-21 Open Mics.

Youth Speaks

Youth Speaks