Urban Word elevates youth voices as leaders at the intersection of the literary arts and civic engagement.  

Through the transformative power of the written and spoken word, Urban Word provides young, creative voices, often those who are marginalized, the tools, training, and platforms to rewrite the narratives that shape their lives and their communities. 

We provide platforms for critical literacy, youth development and leadership through free and uncensored writing, social impact and performance workshops & opportunities. 

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