“[Slams were] always about the community, and having a place where I could be heard and seen.”
-Chinaka Hodge, YS Alumnus
About The Slam
21 years ago, Youth Speaks held the first ever Teen Poetry Slam, sparking a global movement.
Do you want to slam? Spit your truth and check out young people speaking to the most important issues of our time.
“Not only did I find other youth like me, but I saw their expansive and insightful minds, giving voice to issues of gender policy and acceptance.”