Monday, June 2, 2014

"Split This Rock has changed our lives."-- Amina Iro, DC Youth Slam Team Member

Don't just take our word -- see for yourself how two members of the DC Youth Slam Team, Hannah Halpern & Amina Iro, have benefited from the program in the short video below!
How Hannah + Amina Met: Poetry for the People of DC
How Hannah + Amina Met:
Poetry for the People of DC

Here at Split This Rock we are committed to fostering the voices of the next generation of poets. Our youth programs operate year-round to offer exceptional writing and performance opportunities to young people interested in the power of language.

Through programs like the DC Youth Slam Team, teens from all quadrants of the city and surrounding area, from all backgrounds and walks of life, unite with poetry.

The bond between Hannah and Amina is only one example of the transformative relationships that are fostered in this program year after year.
At Split This Rock we value the power and perspective of our youth and are committed to their growth.  

Our youth programs have helped Amina achieve a full-tuition scholarship to University of Wisconsin-Madison, under their First Wave Program. Malachi Byrd will be heading to Princeton in the fall on another full-tuition scholarship. And Ayinde Grimes is off to Morehouse College, also on scholarship.   

Won't you consider a gift to help us ensure this vital programming will be available to area youth for years to come?
Remember -- your gift of $250 or more gets you the Collector's Edition of the March issue of Poetry magazine, signed by all 16 of the 2014 festival featured poets.

Split This Rock counts on its passionate family.  
Contribute today online. Or you can send a check made out to Split This Rock to: 

1112 16th Street, NW
Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036

Do it for the youth!  

With gratitude,
Split This Rock & the DC Youth Slam Team  

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