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Heard Em Say Youth Arts Collective

Heard Em Say Youth Arts Collective

Heard Em Say Youth Arts Collective is a regional 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to identify, cultivate, and empower young people in activism and advocacy through artistic education and performance. Our core programs are a monthly open mic for young people 19 and under, seasonal

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Spoken Word Writing and Performance Workshops


Program description

Heard Em Say’s Teaching Artists offer spoken word poetry performances and workshops for middle and high school age students in school-based classrooms as well as to community organizations in before and after school programs. Our workshops are tailored to fit the needs of the particular students and are always geared for the appropriate age group. Workshops are usually 45-90min for student


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Program Detail

Program type: In-School Performance, Student Showcase Opportunities, Student Workshops (in-school), Student Workshops (out-of-school)
Artistic Discipline: Literary Arts
Subject: Language Arts
Population served: Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Teachers, Educators
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

Booking for the 2019-2020 academic year now. Lots of dates available!

Available times:

Students should be supplied with writing utensils and paper.


Introductory consults are free. In Hillsborough County, an initial performance or workshop up to 45min is at no cost. More in depth or tailored programming starts at $75/session and goes up depending on classroom size and time commitment.

CPALMS Standards

English Language Arts:
Grade 6-8
Grade 9-12


Has conducted educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Programs connect to State Curriculum Standards: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance: Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes


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