Celebrate Youth Storytellers

Support our work to amplifying the voices of BIPOC artists.

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Support our work to amplifying the voices of BIPOC artists.

Listen to the Youth!

"Youth Speaks teaches young people to trust themselves and trust the value of their own voices."

-Samuel, a Youth Speaks alum

Youth Speaks celebrates the power of storytelling through spoken word poetry, Emceeing, and more. For 25 years, Youth Speaks has created safe spaces that challenge young people to find, develop, and apply their voices as creators of societal change. From our in-school residencies to our out-of-school specialized workshops to our signature Brave New Voices International Poetry Slam and Life is Living Festival, we provide platforms for youth to speak for themselves.

We're honored to be the space where youth come to share their experiences in their classrooms and their communities at our poetry Slams, specialized workshops, storytelling festivals, and more.

A gift to Youth Speaks is an investment in the beauty and brilliance of our youth. We're raising funds to amplify our impact. Each donation turns up the mic just a little more so that our youth's voices can be heard in the Bay Area and beyond.

Can you support our mission today?