When I walk in the streets of the Green Square hood,
once where old factories and warehouses stood
Fresh apartments, just ‘cause they could,
~ Green Square School, ‘Green Square, What’s Good?’ Youth Unlocked
Youth Unlocked follows nine successful years of Unlocked programs in Correctional Centres.
Youth Unlocked collaborates with students, teachers and educational communities in Behavioural Intervention Centres and Juvenile Justice Centres to deepen encounters with poetry, encouraging self-expression that helps young people share their stories through rap, hip hop and poetry to reconnect with families and communities.
Our learning programs connect poets with students to unlock poetic ways of seeing, writing and responding. We publish these outcomes and provide a space for young poets to perform and share their work.
‘The students have been rhyming all the way back to school! They were very nervous and silly, but they certainly were impacted by your workshop, as they haven’t stopped thinking of rhymes since we walked out the door.’
~ Patrick Faucher, Principal at Green Square School
Support Youth Unlocked
Youth Unlocked is made possible with support from the Oranges & Sardines Foundation.