Local teens take a stand against teen dating abuse with the Power of Words poetry slam
This month is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Month, and teens are taking a stand against teen dating abuse and promoting healthy teen relationships.
Local high schoolers in the Treasure Valley are participating in the Power of Words Poetry Slam in Boise tonight at the Linen Building.
The evening will feature a youth-driven celebration where local middle and high school teens will read their award-winning poems published in the 2012 “Love What’s Real” anthology.
Over 200 winning poems were selected out of over 3,000 entries from students from across Idaho who participated in the Love What’s Real Writing contest.
The “Love What’s Real” book demonstrates the power of words by giving teens an opportunity to express their messages on healthy teen relationships.
Performances from Boise Rock School, Balance Dance Theater, and Capital High School student Bri Ortiz will also highlight the evening.