We are excited to announce the 11th annual Community Poetry Slam! will take place on November 16th at Pope Elementary School (1852 S. Albany Ave.) from 5-7PM. This year, over 300 elementary students will take center stage to perform as a team or as individuals while the middle school poet-athletes will debut their original music videos composed with their team song.
Throughout the fall season, all SCORES participants engage in a poetic curriculum that prepares them for this special event. The middle school teams are taught the Hip Hop SCORES: Poetry and Song curriculum; at the end of the season, they collaborate as a team to develop a poem/song that conveys a socially conscious message, which they then present in the form of a music video at the Slam. The elementary teams are presented with the Power of Poetry curriculum during the season and they perform team poems coupled with dance on stage. In addition, the best individual poets from each team and grade level punctuate the night, giving resounding, insightful and poignant performances during the evening.
This community Poetry Slam is designed as a venue to celebrate the youths’ accomplishments and share their achievements with the surrounding community. Join the families, friends, coaches, school administrators and community leaders and become immersed in this high-energy event.