January 28, 2013
EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT THEM, BUT NO ONE IS DOING ANYTHING FOR THEM!
The youth of our nation are faced with a seemingly insurmountable number of challenges and dilemmas on a daily basis. The unrelenting scholastic expectations, domestic responsibilities, and public standards dictated by our society can be hard for any adult to maintain. However, these obstacles are being faced by teenagers: young people still scratching the surface of discovering themselves, which heightens the difficulty.
These issues are further complicated by the lack of social activities and programs designed specifically to engage adolescents and their interests.
"Heard 'Em Say Teen Poetry" was established in May 2007 to provide our community's youth with a healthy social outlet and platform to express themselves and promote growth in the areas of: self esteem, written and oral communication, networking, social tolerance, and cultural understanding through the art of spoken word poetry.
The show is held once a month and showcases teens from the Bay Area's schools. We also invite a feature poet to inspire the youth with a diverse range of poems and a motivational speech during each show.
"Heard 'Em Say Teen Poetry" is committed to providing an atmosphere that encourages unity and character development, so profanity and vulgarity is not allowed.
Several cities around the nation have started similar programs for their youth and the results have been astounding! We strongly believe that "Heard 'Em Say Teen Poetry" can and will have the same type of impact in our community.
Please support us in our efforts to encourage and strengthen the future leaders of our nation!
Walter "Wally B." Jennings
Heard 'Em Say Teen Poetry