We are thrilled to announce that the Tucson Youth Poetry Slam (TYPS) has been selected as a recipient of a 2011 Small Project Grant from the Every Voice in Action Foundation! EViAF is a long-time proponent of youth-led projects in Tucson, and their support has been fundamental in getting the TYPS off the ground over the last 18 months. The $2,000 grant will be used to
- partially fund the regular monthly slams, reducing our reliance on donations, (build events)
- make matching funds available to schools to bring teaching poets into classrooms, (spark events)
- work with the UA Poetry Center to kick off the First Annual Tucson Youth Poetry Slam Championship on 4/30/11, including a special workshop from acclaimed poet Patricia Smith.