We are an enterprise dedicated to engaging the disengaged through Culturally Relevant & Responsive Pedagogy. We have a primary desire to uplift street involved and/or marginalized youth.
OUR VOICES MATTER
TRAJECTORY OF SPIN EL POETA
Our proprietor is an international arts educator and Slam Poet with 10+ years workshop facilitation & guest speaker experience.
- Delivered arts education workshops with young offenders in open custody, providing supports to those interested upon release.
- Contributing artist and youth coordinator of the first Hip Hop As Critical Pedagogy module and Lesson Plan book
- Artist facilitator for the Diversity of Voices: Culturally Relevant and Responsive Pedagogy module through the Toronto District School Board.
- Arts based capacity building workshops for educators.
- Co-Founding artist and workshop facilitator with the Reztore Pride Hip Hop project delivering workshops thorughout Indigenous Territories in Ontario.
- Engaged over 50 students that received paid performance opportunities
- Over 1 000+ youth engaged in various capacities.
- Awarded by Peel Region school board for work at Gordon Graydon Memorial
- Recognized supporting artist to Creative Institute for Toronto's Young (CITY) Leaders
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We are mentoring and developing the next generation of professional spoken word artists who represent priority groups in the province of Ontario. We expect to achieve excellence with this project. Alumni who graduate from the project will have been published, featured and recorded throughout the city. One key aim is that youth graduate as established professional artists equipped with business cards, a poster poem, branding and video catalogues of their performances throughout the program. Most importantly, we intend to see the youth through a personal development plan that will equip them to handle the adversity life throws at all of us.
The youth and arts educators in-training will co-organize our monthly LA3 Raza Slam series and they will get insight into what it takes to establish, grow and maintain a quality poetry series that caters to our under-represented communities.