Raise Up Project

RAISE UP – YOUNG PEOPLE TAKING ON THE DROP OUT CRISIS At The John F. Kennedy Center of Performing Arts Concert Hall on Sept. 28, at 6:00 p.m. Youth Speaks in partnership with The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Millennium Stage, present an evening to celebrate the winners of the national spoken word competition designed to foster discussion among young people and adults about the challenges and opportunities students face as they strive to stay on the path to graduation. Hosted by NPR’s Glynn Washington ,the program will feature performances from each of the five winners, plus an appearance by Questlove, Black Thought, D.C. hip-hop artist Gabriel “Asheru” Benn, with surprise special guests to be announced. The RAISE Up project is part of American Graduate - Let's Make It Happen! - a public media initiative to address the drop out crisis, supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. This performance will be streamed live and archived on the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage website: www.kennedy-center.org/millennium.

For more information about the RAISE Up project, visit raiseupproject.org. Check out our finalists!