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Review for YOUTH SPEAKS INC, San Francisco, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have had the pleasure and priviledge of being a volunteer and a board member at Youth Speaks for the past 6+ years and have seen this organization make a difference in the lives of thousands of Bay Area Youth. Youth Speaks has created a space and community for young people to share thier stories, encourage each others work and build lasting connnections with educators, activists, their local communities and each other. If you have never been to a Bay Area Grand Slam Final, semi-final or Brave New Voices Finals (appearing on HBO) you should at your first opportunity, I guarantee you will be blown away by the power, inspiration and relevancy of Youth Speaks and its poets.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have sat through writing workshops and teachers' conferences provided by Youth Speaks.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would add capacity, human resources and update technology infrastructure which all requires capital (money). Youth Speaks is sitting on untapped and unlimited potential and simply requires additional private and individual support to achieve its goals.

Role:  Board Member & Board of Directors.