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

Check out our work in 2022-2023

2022-2023 by the Numbers

A thank you from the Youth Speaks staff for making this past year incredible.


The Next Generation Speaks for Itself

  • 2022 Residency Participant
    “I really enjoyed getting to have the time to connect with my peers and myself on writings and just let out all of my thoughts and ideas on paper.”
    2022 Residency Participant
  • 2022 Residency Participant
    How there were no wrong answers so you could just say what you wrote without having to be scared that you got something wrong.
    2022 Residency Participant
  • 2022 Backyard Conference Participant
    I am a lot more connected to others than I think.
    2022 Backyard Conference Participant
  • 2022 Teen Poetry Slam Participant
    I am very nervous every time I perform but the rush and happiness after reading is exhilarating and the Youth Speaks events are always hype so it's an amazing experience to just be there
    2022 Teen Poetry Slam Participant

2022-2023 Surveys


Youth Speaks events helped them connect more to others

Felt more inspired to write or create art after a Youth Speaks event

We helped them understand perspectives different from their own

This Giving Season, Let Your Gift Speak.