Green Earth Poets Café ‘s program-“No more silent voices” to begin poetry slams at Rikers Island July 19, 2014 from 12:00 to 2PM for youth 16 & 17 year olds.
We pray that all is well with you and yours and that you are enjoying this great weather. I write you today to inform you of great news for Green Earth Poets Cafe. We announced in March,2014 that we were rolling out a new program for incarcerated youth in NYC. This program, a creative writing poetry workshop, will be accessible to young people who are incarcerated or detained. In these workshops, young people learn new tools for coping with stress, moving past trauma, and learn to take responsibility for their actions and their emotions.
They will learn self-expression techniques using poetry and creative writing. We are happy to report that the program “no more silent voices” will commence Saturday July 19, 2014 at Rikers Island from 12 noon to 2:00pm for youth 16 and 17 years old. We will have a poetry slam performance for these youth on July 19th and return the following week every Saturday for the summer to do the workshops. We ask that you keep us in your prayers and ask for any financial support you can give to support this endeavor. See attach link (http://www.gofundme.com/6fn45s)