Are these kids really bad people? Is there something wrong about this generation? Look, I'm not trying to generalize, I know good kids who aren't like this. But listen to what these young poets have to say. I recorded this video at the DC Youth Poetry Slam, held last weekend at the Columbia Heights Community Center:
Here are photos I took during the DC Youth Poetry Slam. It was a night of talent and lots of good energy:
Indeed, young kids need to be heard. This generation is angry, but they are very smart and capable of changing. Are we listening to their spoken words?. When I was leaving this event, a family with four little children, passed walking by the building. Their mother was yelling at them "Leave me the fuck alone..."
Watch more videos of this event and a list of resources for young poets in the DC area. Click here!