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The Project VOICE Scholarship Fund

In 2004, Project VOICE was born with a simple goal: to share spoken word poetry with other young people. Over the years, the scale and scope of Project VOICE has expanded, and now Project VOICE brings spoken word poetry into classrooms across the country and around the world. After eleven years, what started as a small seed has grown to incredible heights. Our mission has become more focused, our team has grown, we have performed and taught in over twenty-five countries, and reached tens of thousands of students directly from Kindergarten to University level. Schools are noticing the difference our work makes: we have been invited to present and lead professional development workshops in education spaces and conferences around the world. We are changing conversations around literacy, empowerment, inclusion, and creativity in education.

One of our highest priorities as educators is to be as inclusive as possible. A challenge we have come up against is the difficulty of visiting schools that don’t have funding for the arts. We often get requests from teachers who are eager and enthusiastic about bringing poetry into their classrooms, but don’t have resources to sponsor a Project VOICE visit. So we have decided to try and address the issue head-on.

We are thrilled to share the news that we have gained the attention and support of Virgin Unite, who are partnering with us on this new effort. To kick-off this initiative, we are launching our first-ever Project VOICE crowd funding campaign in time for National Poetry Month. All of the money raised through this campaign will help fund scholarships that enable more Project VOICE programs in diverse spaces. Your tax-deductible donation will go directly to bringing Project VOICE and spoken word poetry to underfunded schools and communities.

As always, we are deeply grateful for your generosity and support. Thank you for believing in the Project VOICE vision and for helping us improve access to poetry!

And check out our exciting prizes offered below!

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