First-place honors went to the team from John T. White Elementary

Thank You Darlin’ Foundation Returns With A Slam

Thank You Darlin' Foundation's Voice2Youth™ Poetry Slam returned for its 14th year with students grades 3 – 6 performing original poetry at I.M Terrell Academy for STEM and VPA on April 16, 2022.

Carolyn West is the founder and executive director of the Thank You Darlin’ Foundation. They are hosting a youth poetry slam April 16 at I.M. Terrell Academy for STEM and VPA. (Marcheta Fornoff | Fort Worth Report)

Conversation with Fort Worth newsmaker, Carolyn West

Carolyn West is the founder and executive director of the Thank You Darlin’ Foundation. They are hosting a youth poetry slam April 16 at I.M. Terrell Academy for STEM and VPA. (Marcheta Fornoff | Fort Worth Report)

Rhyme and Reason

Poet Educator, Carolyn West, believes that bending words generates the power to change young lives. Spot Light article from 360 West Magazine, March 2022.

The Power of Words

It is the desire to introduce students to the million different realities through the power of words that in 2004 ignited Carolyn West to found the organization “Thank You Darlin’.” As Dr. Maya Angelou has inspired Carolyn West, in turn Carolyn West has inspired a multitude of students to use their words to inspire a million realities of greatness. – Dev'n Goodman

Youth Poetry Slam Participants

2022 Voice2Youth™ Poetry Slam

2022 Voice2Youth™ Poetry Slam presented by TYD Foundation is April 16, 2022. Held at I.M. Terrell Academy for STEM and VPA High School. This year's theme is "Justice". The Youth Poetry Slam involves 3rd to 12th graders from under-served communities an opportunity to strengthen critical skills for academic and personal success.

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