Summer Programs

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Poets for Justice Summer Institute

Have you ever thought poetry could be radical–that it could bring about social change?

This summer, see the many sides of spoken word poetry and hip-hop as you study the history of the form, get hands-on experience writing and recording an album, and learn what it takes to make it in the music business.

Whether you are a poet interested in the history and business of hip-hop or an aspiring producer who wants to get in touch with their creative side, the Poets for Justice Summer Institute has something for everyone.

July 13 – August 5, 2010
Monday through Thursday
9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Noncredit offering

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be a New York City public high school student, entering 10th or 11th grade in September 2010
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 75 and an exemplary record of attendance
  • Submit a one page essay on the power of poetry to influence social and political justice

Students coming from John Jay College partner schools will be given priority, but eligible students from other public schools may attend if space permits.

Metrocards and lunch
vouchers provided

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For more information on this program, contact John Jay College's College Now staff.