WOW creates platforms for truth, acceptance, nurturing, development and accountability. Students grow at exponential rates within your programs.

From The Pages To The Stages We Flow!

With Our Words programs offer unique exposure to the arts and effective nontraditional delivery of California Common Core academic standards. We place special emphasis on performance and social activism gateways that broaden the creative, cultural and personal horizons of youth in Stockton and the Central Valley. We rock arts and education by rocking arts IN education!

  • WOW writing and performance workshops are ALWAYS FREE
  • We provide safe spaces for creative self-expression and artistic exploration
  • Facilitators include noted poets, actors, educators and activists
  • Local, regional and national opportunities to develop leadership potential through spoken word
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WHO PARTICIPATES?
Over 2,500 youth engaged in WOW programming from January 2012 to May 2013.

COMMUNITY PARTNERS?
WOW partners with 6 city and county agencies serving at-risk or marginalized youth and young adults.

EDUCATIONAL IMPACT?
Since 2008, 92% of Stockton Youth Poetry Slam Team members have gone on to colleges and universities.