youthspeaks  -  spoken word artists  -  worldwide

Founded in 1996 in San Francisco, Youth Speaks has long championed a movement of young people picking up pens and stepping proudly onto stages, declaring themselves present. 

Through the intersection of arts education and youth development practices, civic engagement strategies, and high quality artistic presentation, Youth Speaks creates safe spaces that challenge young people to find, develop, publicly present, and apply their voices as creators of societal change.

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