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THE STORY:

INSIDEOUT LITERACY ARTS PROJECT wrote -

After displaying masterful skill and extraordinary bravery on stage during three separate poetry slams, five phenomenal young finalists received the highest scores of this year’s competition – thus becoming the 2017 Detroit Youth Slam Team. All of them are members of Citywide Poets, an award-winning afterschool program created by InsideOut Literary Arts Project.

Proud to represent the Motor City, this Detroit Team will compete at the 20th Annual Brave New Voices (BNV) International Youth Poetry Slam Festival in San Francisco this summer on July 18-22

Help them get there!

Your support will help send the Detroit Youth Poetry Slam Team to San Francisco for the experience of a lifetime. While they have earned the right to compete, all BNV Festival participants have to cover their own registration and travel costs.

Your support provides these youth with:

- Three months of focused coaching and mentoring
- Ability to participate in workshops led by highly acclaimed artists
- Connection to a community of peer poets from across the country
- Access to the Brave New Voices international network
- Opportunity to represent Detroit both locally and nationally
- Travel expenses and registration fees

And in case you missed it, some of our Grand Slam finalists (YaKuZa, Imani, A’janae, Eldric and Damon) were also featured on WDET:

http://wdet.org/posts/2017/03/07/84809-the-voice-that-it-gives-me-youth-poetry/

$145

MONEY RAISED
  • Shirley Walkrt

    $100

  • Sulaima Rosen

    $20

  • Aaron J Mahone

    $25

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Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $4,850 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
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INSIDEOUT LITERACY ARTS PROJECT

Amount Raised

$2,335

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Benjamin Alfaro

Amount Raised

$1,475

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Justin Rogers

Amount Raised

$335

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damon hogan

Amount Raised

$180

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Wes Matthews

Amount Raised

$145

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LaShawn Smith-Wright

Amount Raised

$130

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Ashley Carson

Amount Raised

$125

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Yakuza Moon

Amount Raised

$100

Donor Comments

Aaron J Mahone

Aaron J Mahone

DONATION: $25

12 months ago

Sulaima Rosen

Sulaima Rosen

DONATION: $20

12 months ago

Shirley Walkrt

Shirley Walkrt

DONATION: $100

Weston Matthews 12 months ago