Our writing workshops inspire youth to use the practice of poetry to bear witness to their own lives and the lives of those around them, to speak their truth and to dream a new world into being. Street Poets conducts workshops at middle schools, high schools and juvenile probation camps throughout Los Angeles County and beyond. At some sites, we collaborate with Rhythm Arts Alliance to incorporate African drumming into our core curriculum. Our poetry workshops reach over 1000 youth annually.

In the Schools

  • Fremont High School (South LA)
  • Locke High School (South LA)
  • Esteban Torres Performing Arts Academy (East LA)
  • West Adams Prep High School (Mid-City LA)
  • Central High School @ Mar Vista Gardens (Culver City)
  • Youth Opportunities High School (Watts)
  • New Village Charter High School for Girls (Northeast LA)
  • Stephen Foster Elementary School (Compton)
  • (Past workshop sites include: Crenshaw HS, Manual Arts HS, Washington Prep HS)

In the System

  • Camp Miller for Boys (LA County Probation)
  • Camp Gonzales for Boys (LA County Probation)
  • Camp Scott for Girls (LA County Probation)

In the Community

  • Seeking Peace Poetry & Meditation Circle (@ SP office, Tuesday 4pm)
  • Beats & Rhymes (@ SP office, Friday 4pm)
  • Homeboy Industries (Monday 3-5pm)

Beyond LA

  • On the Rez
  • San Carlos High School (San Carlos Apache Reservation)
  • White Cone High School (Navajo Reservation)
  • National Outreach: San Francisco, Seattle, New York, Atlanta
  • International Outreach: Sweden, Finland, Northern Ireland, South Africa, Kenya, Belize