Word on the Street/Voz de les Jóvenes (WOTS/VDLJ)

WOTS/VDLJ is a youth program that centers the leadership and creativity of black and brown youth, ages 13-19. Through arts-based programming, participants develop healthy relationships with peers and mentors, while working to make a difference in their community using their voices, talents and imaginations. As members of The Squad, youth build a unique and bilingual space to become hopeful about their futures, experience racial healing and develop a radical imagination to build a better world.

The Squad On Local NPR Station

The Squad On Local NPR Station

The Squad was featured in a recent spotlight on Blue Ridge Public Radio, the NPR affiliate for Western North Carolina. This is the third time that The Squad has been featured on the radio.

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Unified Voices Poem

Unified Voices Poem

For the Southside Stories performance at Alternate ROOTS Week, Squad members Ilah and Khavah combined a line from each of the word on the street member’s “I am from” poems; which is a poem that expresses who we are and what made us who we are. This poem was made from...

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