Wednesday, September 24, 2014
PNY Members Fund Youth Slam Poetry
The empowering nature of slamming, and the ways that empowerment can translate into other spheres of life, helps explain why a group of funders are putting up some $10 million over the next seven years to support nonprofits that work with teenagers in writing and performance.
The money will flow through Youth Speaks and its Brave New Voices Network Initiative (BNV), and go to 25 local nonprofits who support poetry events, festivals, and slams. They will also use some of the money to develop a robust website with online training and other resources for capacity-building for poetry events, as well as an annual conference....