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

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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 well as compete at the Louder Than a Bomb Michigan Youth Poetry Festival (May) and Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam Festival in California this summer.

Pictured (L to R): Lauryn Hoover, Kayla Shannon, coach Qiana Towns, Jada Rogers, Lina Eltahir, and Yashira Jenkins.

Photo Credit: Dr. Traci Currie