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Our mission is to walk with our Jacksonville youth on a journey of self-discovery through written and performing arts with a focus on strengthening their self-esteem and nurturing their true potential to become an effective means of positive change.

15th Annual Jax Youth Poetry Slam
Open Mic/Poetry Slam
11-19 yrs old


When: Saturday, April 20, 2019  (Doors open at 1:30pm, Begins 2pm-5pm)

Where: Jacksonville Main Library (Conference Room) 303 N. Laura Street  Jacksonville, FL 32202

Download Registration Flyer YPL-BOOKLET-JAX_FINAL OR Submit Online Registration below


    • Applicants must be current residents of Jacksonville, and between the ages of 14-18 years old.
    • Application Deadline: call (904) 502-7444 or email
    • Submit 5 original poems/raps/performances (and/or YouTube Links to your poems).
    • Performance video link (e.g. YouTube) must be included on the submission form.
    • Submit at least one poem that speaks to the theme of “What’s happening” in Jacksonville/
      ”The Duval Experience”.
    • Include a RESUME that has your name, address, phone # and email, AS WELL AS detailing all of your accomplishments, community service, after school programs, volunteer experiences and awards.
    • Include Media Release Form