Author: Louie

Youth Poetry

I AM One of the foundational activities of our programs is the “I Am” Poem. It is an opportunity, when we first come together, to introduce ourselves through a creative, poetic lens; it allows for us to express the difficult, contradictory and paradoxical aspects of our selves; and it is through all these elements—our whole selves—that something beautiful is brought forth. Through our circles and through our dialogues, we are able to cultivate a space in which youth feel comfortable being vulnerable and open. Moreover, we are able to critique and reimagine the narratives and identities that we’ve brought...

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