Street Poets performs at schools, youth justice & peace conferences and juvenile detention facilities throughout Los Angeles County and beyond. The group’s original poetry performance is a riveting and soulful celebration of the transformational power of the written word. Since their first show at the Los Angeles Theater Center in 1998, Street Poets has performed hundreds of times for thousands of audiences from downtown Los Angeles all the way to Europe and Africa. The performance is generally followed by a facilitated discussion and Q&A with the audience.


  • Restorative Justice
  • Reconciliation & Rebirth
  • The Power of Poetry & the Creative Process
  • Gang Intervention & Prevention
  • Storytelling as a Tool for Transformation
  • The Relationship between our Gifts and our Wounds
  • Initiation & Rites of Passage
  • Community-building via the Arts
  • Poetry: a Gateway to the Natural World
  • Vocal Awareness: Written Word vs. Spoken Word

Past Venues:

  • Int’l Interfaith Conference on Youth Violence (Kescmet, Hungary)
  • Youth Action National Organizing Conference (San Antonio, TX)
  • Latino Behavioral Health Institute 10th Annual Conference (LA)
  • Youth Summit on Peace – Mt. St. Mary’s College (LA)
  • Catholic Justice & Peace Conference – LMU (LA)
  • California Statewide Youth Mentoring Conference (Foster City, CA)
  • San Carlos High School (San Carlos Apache Reservation, AZ)
  • White Cone High School (Navajo Reservation, AZ)
  • LA County Probation Awards Banquet (LA)
  • Edelman Children’s Court (LA)
  • Central Juvenile Hall (East LA)
  • Barry J. Nidorf Juvenile Hall (Sylmar, CA)
  • Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall (Downey, CA)
  • California Men’s Colony (San Luis Obispo, CA)
  • Crossroads School (Santa Monica, CA)
  • Westmark School (Studio City, CA)

For information about bringing Street Poets to your school or community center, contact