The Philadelphia Youth Poetry Movement


“We believe that when youth take ownership of their voices, they take ownership over themselves.”

The Philadelphia Youth Poetry Movement offers programs for youths ages 13-19. The goal of PYPM is to promote creative expression, critical literacy, life skills and civic engagement.  How does PYPM accomplish this goal? The Movement provides free weekly workshops and monthly slams, mentoring and a strong commitment to community service.  PYPM also offers national and local performance opportunities to young poets.

You can learn more about PYPM at their website:

and view their events calendar at this link:



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