Jax Youth Poetry Slam, Inc. (formerly Loud Mouth Pens, Inc.), est. 2004, was formed to promote literacy, public awareness and critical thinking in young people through the use of poetry/spoken word, music and visual arts. The purpose of Jax Youth Poetry Slam, Inc. is to serve as an additional educational tool for underprivileged youth. To provide a bridge that will connect their creative and intellectual side. We hope to help the youth acquire a sense of importance and relevance in the world and their community so that they will be able to fully develop and analyze ideas and strategies for self and community expression.

Jax Youth Poetry Slam, Inc. provides opportunities to at risk youth in Jacksonville, Florida. Our workshops are designed to develop critical thinking skills, leadership, and to ignite a personal commitment to growth and learning which leads to heightened in school performance, and a greater interest in pursuing higher education