Split This Rock Youth Programs
Split This Rock is committed to fostering the voices of the next generation of poets. Our youth programs operate year-round to offer exceptional learning, writing, bonding, travel, and performance opportunities to young people interested in the power of language.
We sponsor the DC Youth Slam Team, Louder Than A Bomb – DMV, and The World & Me Poetry Contest. Our teaching artists and teens also host monthly open mics and poetry slams, and are frequently leading workshops, teaching classes, and performing for schools, community groups, NGO’s, and demonstrations. Our DC Youth Slam Team won 1st place at the 2014 Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam Festival!
Watch this short video from NPR's Intern Edition highlighting what we do.
Youth Open Mic Series @ Busboys and Poets
3rd Saturday of each month 5:00 – 7:00pm
Floetic Fridays Open Mic @ Metro TeenAIDS
Last Friday of each month 5:30 - 8:00pm
Learn about our Sister Cities International Arts Exchange with South Africa.
Our current team of teenage poets.
Split This Rock youth poets at the 2014 Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam Festival.
The 2012 DC Youth Slam Team performing at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.