The Voices of Youth Matter

We create spaces that challenge youth to develop and amplify their voices as creators of societal change.



This year we have several opportunities from hybrid writing workshops, Under 21 Open Mics, and the Teen Poetry Slam.

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"Barrels to Bouquets: America Without Gun Violence” Spoken Word Competition

Join our online spoken word competition open to all Bay Area youth ages 13- 21. The top-scoring poet will be featured at a special performance at the SkyBar in the Chase Center in San Francisco on October 6, 2022, with Golden State Warriors’ Head Coach, Steve Kerr.

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Between My Body & The Air

Between My Body and the Air is a collection of poems by youth voices from the Bay Area and beyond pushing us to think deeply about our COVID-clad world and the structural violence impacting our communities before and throughout the pandemic.


Want to collaborate, book a poet mentor, or provide feedback of a progam?
We'd love to hear from you.