Happy New Years to Everyone from us at Poeteen! In this new year we are strengthening our current partnerships and looking to make new ones to spread the joy of poetry to more youth! We have another free poetry workshop at New Avenues for Youth in downtown Portland on January 11th. If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out the application form and we'll get back to you soon!
We had a wonderful second workshop at New Avenues for Youth last week! We were able to work with eight talented young adults, shared stories, read poetry, performed raps, and even invented the "slam haiku". Thanks to volunteers Jamie Bikales and Maia Abbruzzese for their talent and insight! We look forward to continuing our partnership with an organization as impactful as New Avenues.
Poeteen is holding a free poetry workshop at New Avenues for Youth Education Center on Friday, August 19th! The workshop will include poetry readings, writing workshop activities, free-write journaling, and a few lessons on poetic technique and craft! There will also be an opportunity to share work and peer edit.
Come join Poeteen at Portland's Day of Global Youth Service! Poeteen will have a table and be leading a workshop about how poetry can be used as a creative outlet to initiate positive change.
Camions of Care, Girl Up, Kids First Project, Project Dot, and Youth Ending Slavery are teaming up to celebrate Global Youth Service Day by hosting a series of workshops focusing on youth activism. On top of great people and food, we will be highlighting the human rights work that is being done in Portland and abroad, how all the different issues each organization addresses are intersectional, and to motivate participants to get involved in service-learning, activism, and volunteerism. There will also be booths set up to learn about local volunteer opportunities and initiatives led by national nonprofits, like The SOLD Project and Poeteen. Be inspired by a day packed full of incredible speakers, service-learning activities, and meaningful dialogue!
In order to raise funds to continue our human rights work, there will be a small entrance fee:
Students (with high school or college ID)--$2
Under 10/seniors (65+)--free