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Meet the 2015 HRYP Slam Team!



MEET THE YOUTH POETS THAT WILL REPRESENT HAMPTON ROADS AT THE 2015 BRAVE NEW VOICES FESTIVAL!


Khayla “Cuyjet” Walker comes in first place!

2015 HRYP SLAM FESTIVAL



Hampton Roads Youth Poets (HRYP) was created to give Hampton Roads Youth a chance to have their voices heard & speak their minds to fuel a positive youth movement!  

Young people: Khayla Walker, Jasmine Kiah, Donovan Pollock, Nia Naomi Johnson,  Dayana Lee and Dawn Marie Pickney have qualified to form the team to participate in Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Festival.  

BNV is a network of over 70 organizations committed to building safe spaces that challenge young people to develop and present the power of their voices.  Teens With a Purpose is proud to be included in the Brave New Voices Network!

WHAT IS BRAVE NEW VOICES?


All over the United States, a new generation of poets is emerging. Brave New Voices HBO series shared their voices with the world!  This festival now in its 19th year, continues to demonstrate that this generation can speak for themselves.  BNV captures teenagers picking up the pen and taking hold of the microphone with passion, intelligence, creativity, honesty and power.  

Welcome Em Allison as the new HRYP Slam Coach!


Em Allison is the new slam coach of the 2015 HRYP Slam Team with team poet/mentor Nathan Richardson.  Em represented Hampton Roads at Brave New Voices in 2013 & 2014. She is a student at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).  As a member of the 2015 VCU Poetry Slam Team, Em placed 2nd out of 68 competing teams at the College Union Poetry Slam Invitational (CUPSI).

To book HRYP at your upcoming events, please email info@twpthemovement.org

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