The DewMore Baltimore Youth Poetry Team is a youth program that engages youth between the ages of 13-19 who live in or around Baltimore City who are passionate about writing, performing and advocating for change in their community. The team is led by published authors and award winning professional writers. The team is developed from the national best practices of Positive Youth Development and is dedicated to using poetry to develop youth’s emotional, cognitive, and social skills.
The team is selected from a youth poetry slam held each year in April. The slam is open for registration in early May for all youth poets that are interested. The top 5 poets from this slam create the Baltimore Youth Poetry Team. The team meets weekly upon being selected with the assigned coach. Every year, the program sends a group of talented youth poets to the largest international youth poetry slam festival, Brave New Voices.