National Poetry Month* is the largest literary celebration in the world, with tens of millions of readers, students, K-12 teachers, librarians, booksellers, literary events curators, publishers, bloggers, and, of course, poets marking poetry’s important place in our culture and our lives. The Academy of American Poets was inspired by the successful celebrations of Black History Month […]
Join us on Tuesday, April 25th as Spoken Word club members from Gwendolyn Brooks and Percy Julian Middle Schools gather on stage to show off their poetry and writing skills. This stellar lineup of students will compete by performing original individual poems. The evening will also include bonus group piece performances and special guest performers and […]
We had a big turnout for Maker Day 2017 on MLK Day with more than 200 kids participating! From the intricate mosaic pieces to the Arduino zoetropes, to the spontaneous Extended Camp cardboard marble runs (and more!), your kids brought so much energy and creativity to the day. Special thanks to all of the educators, youth, […]
The residency program for 7th graders and extracurricular club helped the students find their voice
From 6:00-8:30 PM, the Brooks and Julian Spoken Word club members will perform original poems.
The Wednesday Journal covered the launch of OPEF’s Spoken Word program, which received seed funding from the Peter Traczyk Innovation Fund.
Brooks OPEF parent link Ginger Yarrow sat in on Mrs. Gaffney’s 7th grade class, and Paul Goyette photographed the students hard at work.
Inga Simitz, OPEF parent link at Julian, reported from Mrs. Chu’s 7th grade class and took photos of the young poets in action.
Spoken Word builds literacy and communication skills while cultivating students’ unique voices.