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Grantee: Power 2 The Poetry

Project Title: After School Poetry Program with Spokane Public Schools
Year awarded: 2018, Round 2

Power 2 The Poetry’s after school poetry program will offer a platform for students to learn how to properly channel their emotions, find their voice, and convey their feelings through spoken word. With SAGA support, this three-high school pilot program will be introduced in the 2018-19 school year. The academic year course will culminate in a showcase where students perform their spoken word pieces for the school and larger community. The program will be presented initially at North Central and two additional high schools chosen by the School District. After establishing a presence and perfecting their curriculum, Power 2 The Poetry will extend their classes to other schools in the District.