BRAVE NEW VOICES
The International Youth Poetry Slam Festival in unparalleled in the rest of the world, providing the sounds of what it means to be a cultural leader in the 21st century. Each year, Youth Speaks partners with one of our national affiliates to present this one-of-a-kind festival in rotating cities. BNV gathers 500 teen poetry slam champions from across the U.S., and even parts of Europe and Africa, for a week of performances, seminars, and workshops. These young writers will reach an audience of over 100,000 over the course of the festival, which culminates in an Olympic-style Youth Poetry Slam. Learn More.