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Aja Says Thanks

Your support helps students academically and socially. 94% of our Citywide Poets participants say they understand the writing process better and find a strong sense of community. Aja has been a member of Citywide Poets for 2 years and recently joined our Youth Advisory Board.

Posted by InsideOut Literary Arts on Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Jaylen and Kendall Say Thanks

Thanks to you, 92% of after school participants understand themselves better through their writing. Kendall and Jaylen have both been a part of Citywide Poets for 3 years.

Posted by InsideOut Literary Arts on Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Jaylah and Alonzo Give Thanks

Citywide Poets (CWP) provides a safe space for students to express themselves. 87% of our high school students report that they understand each other more after sharing their writing. Jae'lah and Alonzo have been members of Citywide Poets for two years.

Posted by InsideOut Literary Arts on Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Isanah Says Thanks

Thank you for helping 83% of our middle school students become better at expressing themselves and gain more confidence in their skills. Isanah is a member of Citywide Poets and on our Youth Advisory Board led by iO writer Devin Samuels, who provides one-on-one mentoring.

Posted by InsideOut Literary Arts on Thursday, November 16, 2017
Jaylen's Thank You

Thank you for giving our students what they need to excel! 100% of Citywide Poets' (CWP) participants experienced growth in their writing and 87% of our poets say that InsideOut has helped them succeed in school. Jaylen has been a Citywide Poets student for two years.

Posted by InsideOut Literary Arts on Friday, November 17, 2017
Aaron Says Thanks

100% of our Citywide Poets participants say that they have made new friends and care about others in their weekly residencies. They feel a part of a community centered on self-expression. Aaron has been a member of the iO family for two years.

Posted by InsideOut Literary Arts on Saturday, November 18, 2017
LaShawn Thanks You

Your support helps us bolster our local writing community by engaging local poets and writers as teachers and mentors. Thank You. LaShawn has been in Citywide Poets and a part of the Detroit Youth Poetry Slam Team for two years.

Posted by InsideOut Literary Arts on Sunday, November 19, 2017
Imani Says Thanks

Every year InsideOut presents a slam season which gives young poets an opportunity to showcase their writing and performance skills and possibly earn a spot on the Detroit Youth Poetry Slam Team. Imani has been an InsideOut participant for two years.

Posted by InsideOut Literary Arts on Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Desiree and Zuri Gives Thanks

97% of teachers say that an iO residency has strengthened their student's writing skills and 81% say that their students are more interested in reading. Desirae and Zuri have both been participants of InsideOut's Citywide Poets program (CWP) for two years.

Posted by InsideOut Literary Arts on Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Yakuza Says Thanks

Thank you for amplifying youth voices and valuing their narratives. Yakuza Moon has been an InsideOut participant for five years, is a member of our Detroit Youth Poetry Slam Team, and is an active member of Detroit's literary and musical communities.

Posted by InsideOut Literary Arts on Monday, November 20, 2017
Communications Media High School

THANK YOU!! Your support means a lot to us, but it means even more to the students we serve. We asked a few of them to share a special message with you, and we're going to post a new message everyday until Thanksgiving. Thank you for helping us uplift a new generation of leaders and writers.

Posted by InsideOut Literary Arts on Tuesday, November 14, 2017