"Waters" by Morgan Butler, Malachi Byrd, Chyna McCombs & Thomas Hill
The DC Youth Slam Team is a program of Split This Rock which uses spoken word poetry to teach and empower teens to speak up about issues of social justice. With free weekly writing workshops, monthly open mics, poetry slams, and annual travel to regional and national competitions, the team provides training and a platform for District youth to develop their poetry and public speaking skills with guidance from mentors and peers. The team came in 1st place at the 2014 Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Festival, where "Waters" was given a perfect score of 30 during the Grand Slam Final competition.
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