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INTRODUCING RAISE IT UP! Youth Arts & Awareness 2017 Poetry Team and New Coach!

RIU is proud and excited to announce the 2017 Poetry Team and new coach. Qiana Towns will serve as the 2017 RIU Poetry Team Coach. She has extensive experience as a writer, educator, and community activist. Under Qiana’s guidance, we are confident the RIU Poetry Team will represent Flint exceptionally as they perform nationwide as…

RAISE IT UP! on PBS NewsHour

These young poets show there’s more to Flint than a water crisis By Corrine Segal – “At a low point in the summer of 2013, Flint student Razjea Bridges turned to poetry. ‘I kind of shut out everybody all throughout that year. Poetry was kind of the one thing that I relied on to make…

RAISE IT UP Performance Highlighted in Blavity’s #JusticeForFlint Recap

Twitter Recaps The #JusticeForFlint Event In Case You Missed It By Lorin Williams for Blavity – “Hollywood directors Ryan Coogler and Ava DuVernay stood in opposition of the Oscars with their benefit concert raising funds and awareness for Flint, Michigan.  #JusticeForFlint brought artists, activists and victims of the water crisis to the forefront. Live-streamed via Revolt.tv,…

Upcoming Events

  • 02May

    Youth Writers Series The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Flint – 3701 N Averill Ave, Flint, MI 485066:00 PM

  • 03May

    After-School Workshops Tucker Middle School – 5159 Summit St, Flint, MI 485053:45pm

  • 09May

    Youth Writers Series The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Flint – 3701 N Averill Ave, Flint, MI 485066:00 PM