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Youth Poet Laureate Program

Poets, Spoken-Word Artists, Writers, Rappers, & Emcees


                      THE 2022 NORTH CENTRAL

                         FLORIDA YOUTH POET

                         LAUREATE PROGRAM

    Identifying youth poets who excel in the literary arts,            academics, community service and social activism.

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Applications close March 21, 2022 @ 11:59pm

Fostering the creative spirits and intelligent minds of our youth community 

ARTSPEAKSgnv / ARTSPEAKS "Courageous Young Voices" is excited to announce a partnership with Alachua County, Urban Word and The National Youth Poet Laureate Program.

Through these partnerships we have established the North Central Florida Youth Poet Laureate Program.

Our goal is to select both an Alachua County Youth Poet Laureate and a North Central Florida Youth Poet Laureate in May of 2020.

An amazing opportunity available to teens throughout North Central Florida

The North Central Florida Youth Poet Laureate Program is open to teens in Alachua County and the ( 7 ) bordering counties.

• Columbia

• Marion

• Bradford

• Gilchrist

• Levy

• Union

• Putnam

Literary organizations working together to support powerful voices

THE NATIONAL YOUTH POET LAUREATE PROGRAM is an initiative of "Urban Word", in collaboration with local youth literary arts organizations across the United States, The President's Committee on The Arts and Humanities, and championed by the leading national literary organizations, including the Academy of American Poets, Poetry Society of America, PEN Center USA, and Cave Canem.

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For more information about this wonderful program and partnership opportunities. Contact North Central Florida Youth Laureate Program: