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November 2, 2016

Poetry Sparks Science and Energy Talks

Using poetry to spark thoughts about science and energy is the idea behind our Voice2Youth: Poetry, Science, and Energy movement this year.  Everybody’s climbing on board to explore these exciting topics, artists, school teachers, curious students, Facebook friends, and professionals with backgrounds in science and physics. One question we’ll explore is what are the various […]

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Two urban teenage girls who had been sitting in a rat infested mobile classroom were now sitting in a boardroom deciding the theme that inspired this book.

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Mark Your Calendar for Our 2017 National Poetry Month Youth Poetry Slam,

Saturday, April 29th  


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Betsy Price, Mayor of Fort Worth, Texas with TYD Board Members and Executive Director

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“Poetry is active!” exclaimed a student.  Poetry is also a Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) requirement, and a great way to strengthen confidence, literacy, and leadership skills.