Program Description

laureate-logoThe Youth Poet Laureate program engages and elevates the voices of teen writers while promoting civic engagement, social justice, youth leadership and a celebration of the local communities that our students thrive in. Through the Youth Poet Laureate program, we aim to create a platform for youth to become vital 21st century artists, but also to push the aesthetic to include their voices, their ideas, their beliefs and their values that are hugely under-represented in the arts. Click here to download registration form


  • 14-18 years old (Middle/High School)
  • Resident of Duval County
  • Opens: October 1st – December 3rd
  • Must submit 5 pieces of poetry (4 written/1 performance video)
  • Performance video link (e.g. YouTube) must be included on the submission form.

For additional information, contact (904) 502-7444 or