March 13, 2018

Urbanword was founded in 1999; it champion the voices of youth by providing platforms for critical literacy, youth development and leadership through free and uncensored writing, college prep and performance opportunities. Six of our students entered in Urbanword’s 20th annual city-wide competition with a chance to perform at the Apollo theater Saturday, April 14, 2018. One of our seniors, Dejaun Banks was selected as a semi-finalist at the preliminary round Monday evening, March 12, 2018. We are so proud of him! The finalists win an all-expenses-paid trip to Chicago to compete against teens from all over the country. Raul Perez is also preparing for a chance win a full 4-year college scholarship to University of Pennsylvania, Manhattanville, St. Johns, to name a few.