The American Friends Service Committee invites high school-aged youth interested in spoken word poetry and who want to speak out to help make our community and world better places to live
to a spoken word poetry workshop.
Youth will have the opportunity to create new poems, refine their writing, practice performance of their work and receive mentoring and constructive feedback from at least four spoken word poets and other youth.
We invite you to learn more about AFSC work in Kansas City, which is building and strengthening a movement for social change.
We are inspired by the youth who participate in the If I Had A Trillion Dollars youth film project, the If I Could Change the World spoken word project and the summer Social Change Institute. Each year we also have college-aged peace interns who do a phenomenal job learning about peace and justice issues and ways to engage and empower high school-aged youth.
We summarize last week’s activities; announce upcoming events for next week; and comment on the Senate vote on aconstitutional amendment to reverse Citizens United; Congressional support for bombing Syria and (yet again) Iraq; new figures on the growing rich-poor gap; several proposals for a wealth tax; increasing credit card debt; and a new state report documenting how Ohio public schools yet again outperform corporate charter schools.
Kansas City Area School and Youth Groups are Invited to take advantage of powerful opportunity for youth development and leadership
AFSC's Youth Civic Engagement work in Kansas City had a great year and we are looking for groups to collaborate with for programs for 2014-2015. Our goal is to provide creative ways for youth to learn about issues important to them and out community and to speak out for positive nonviolent social change!
Flyer for the American Friends Service Committee's 2014-15 Youth Civic Engagement Projects. Kansas City area high school-aged youth are invited to participate in creative arts and social change projects. We encourage high school educators and youth leaders to contact us to find out more.
Youth who participated in the 2014 Social Change Institute spoke out about the need for social change and what they learned in the training.
The Institute was organized by the Kansas City Program of the American Friends Service Committee and took place from June 9 through June 20. The Institute's goals were to empower youth, increase their knowledge and skills of nonviolent social change and deepen their commitments to work for a better community and world.
We were proud of the work AFSC did with KC area youth in our Social Change Institute and inspired by the work of the fifteen youth who whole-heartedly participated. We set out to create an environment where all ideas were respected and differences were embraced. We sought to have the youth deepen their understanding of and confront the injustices of our community and the power structures that create so much suffering in the world.
AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more
Where we work
AFSC has offices around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.