Who We Are

Our Mission

The Write empowers the next generation of leaders, self-defined artists, and visionaries by challenging them to find, develop, publicly present, and apply their voices as creators of social change…and doing so fosters our commitment to stronger communities and social awareness.

Extraordinary Experiences

Be it spoken word or written expression, The Write aspires to reach youth across boundaries of age, race, class, genders and cultures through poetry. We create a space where young people are supported with the belief that self-expression improves self-confidence and strengthens educational achievement.

The Write works directly with over 3,000 teens each year through school based and community based programs including:

  • High School poetry clubs
  • YELUSWAP Youth Poetry Festival
  • Young Voices teen open mics