Through analyzing poetry and creating their own works students gain confidence and strengthen their literacy and presentation skills.
Brooklyn Reads consists of ten in-school workshops held from February through May, and culminates with a student performance at BAM and the publication of an anthology of selected student poems. We are accepting classes and teachers who will be active partners in implementing this program.
Workshops are led by BAM teaching artists who specialize and perform professionally in the spoken word arena. Through writing, analysis of published works, attending live performances and performing themselves, students develop their analytic, writing, and presentation skills and gain confidence through self-expression.
Special needs classes are also urged to apply.
Leadership support provided by
Goldman Sachs Gives at the recommendation of David and Susan Marcinek, with additional support provided by the Emily Davie and Joseph S. Kornfeld Foundation.
Support for BAM’s Education Programs for Youth with Special Needs is provided by
The Joseph LeRoy and Ann C. Warner Fund