Things are heating up outside and so is my work with poets in the making! This summer, I am doing substantial work with youth, working with young people on poetry, leadership, public speaking, and other critical skills.
I am also implementing my Use Your Words curriculum in various capacities this summer. Use Your Words focuses on creative expression, vocabulary expansion, and presentation skills. On July 17th, I will preview Use Your Words and perform I Am Trayvon Martin for Howard University
students. On July 28th, I am taking Use Your Words to the DC Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services
These events follow work I have done this summer with the Humanities Council of Washington, DC
to provide Use Your Words as part of their youth leadership programming, Soul of the City. I also taught this curriculum to DC Scores
students as part of their efforts to emphasize self-expression and community.
I encourage you to have a youthful summer as well, so consider sharing your talents with a young person. If there are other youth outlets in which you think I would be a good fit, please let me know.