• The focus of this group is learning and perfecting the craft of performance poetry, though we welcome all writers. Throughout the year, students meet weekly and participate in guided writing, speaking, and performance workshops. The expected end is that students will compete in local, regional, and ultimately, the nationwide youth poetry slam "Brave New Voices," held in various parts of the country each year. Participants in this performance troupe not only enhance their writing and speaking skills immeasureably, but enjoy a phenomenal sense of comraderie as well.