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The MLK after school program is primarily for the 6th-8th graders but a few 5th graders that are wise beyond their years often join us after school. Sade, is one of those 5th graders. […]

Today’s theater games were centered around building trust and communicating with their body language and eye contact. The youth had to invent situations and gestures that invite another student to collaborate with them on […]

Crane High School slam team (aka Poetic Deviance) took FIRST PLACE at the Louder Than A Bomb Semi-Finals! Next stop FINALS STAGE at the Auditorium Theater on March 18th!   Our Poets with Class […]

Chicago Poetry Center is excited to announce that Taisaun Levi from from the Crane High School slam team (aka Poetic Deviance) has advanced to Louder Than A Bomb’s Indy Finals! The poets that compete […]

It’s official, the Crane High School slam team (aka Poetic Deviance) took 1st Place at the Louder Than A Bomb Quarter Finals! Next stop, Semi-Finals! #GoTeam Semi-Finals will be held on March 10th at […]

Youth Guidance organized a Pop-Up Lunchroom Open Mic to bring students from all of the after school programs together to showcase their work! Crane HS slam team poet, Jonquil, performs a poem called “This […]

When we arrive to schools to perform an assembly, we don’t always know where we’ll perform in the school, it might be the auditorium, the library, a gymnasium, we’ve even been asked to perform […]

We’re so humbled to be invited to the Martin Luther King Jr Academy for Social Justice to perform a special assembly for some of the highest achieving kiddos in the school! For more information […]

Our interstellar-interfaith assembly at St Symphorosa School was out of this world! This was a remix of our popular theme based program called Shoot for the Stars. The kiddos were extremely inquisitive after our […]


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