WITH OUR WORDS
- Since 2004, Stockton and the Central Valley’s foremost presenter of youth development and leadership programs through literary and performing arts.
- Creating safe spaces for young people to express themselves through written and spoken word.
- Providing opportunities for at-risk youth to connect the dots between literacy, critical thinking, social action and community results.
- Engaged over 2,500 youth in after-school programs, workshops and special events during 2012–2013.
with our words, we bless pages, transform stages, rock mics … change lives.
POETRY BOOT CAMPS take place each month in Downtown Stockton. The best spoken word drill sergeant/performing artists in the country get youth into shape for the stage. Yes, pens do sweat. Click Here.
Common Core-based residencies, workshops and after-school programs consistently ignite greater educational and artistic engagement. Featuring WOW poet/mentors and guest facilitators. Click Here
HIP HOP READS!
Rocking literacy for the next generation with positive live performances and a 500-book giveaway. Put your elementary school on WOW’s award-winning “Hip Hop, You Don’t Stop Reading” tour! Click Here
FLOW WITH US
WYPC, the youth collective that’s positively wrecking artistic and academic shop in Stockton and the Central Valley. We don’t hate, we elevate, then we graduate. Join WYPC. Click Here
GOT GREEN INK?
Earth science has never been this fresh. WE ROCK GREEN MICS uses celebrity prompts to raise environmental awareness by writing and performing poetry for the planet. Click Here
MIC CHECK 1, 2
Check out our Calendar for WOW performances, workshops, open mics and other displays of public poetry. Sign up for our newsletter to receive special Event Alerts. Click Here