Posted by Dale Wilsey Jr. | Posted in arts , breaking ground poets , education , English , high school , katie wisnosky , lauren zuniga , poet , poetry , slam , teachers , teaching , Tunkhannock , writing | Posted on Friday, September 21, 2012
Truly incredible teachers sometimes seem hard to come by. At least for me, they did. I always admired and respected those who broke away from the norm. Those who challenged me. Who made me think. I didn't want to do anything for teachers who seemed like they didn't want to do anything for me.
The Breaking Ground Poets’ mission is to inspire, foster, and promote artistic expression, personal growth, and social justice for youth in our collective communities through the use of the spoken and written word.Our goal is to engage young people in workshops, events, and mentorship across Northeast Pennsylvania.Although we are a new organization, our goal this year is to develop and foster young people’s capacity in creative writing, public speaking, emotional literacy, and civic engagement. We will use the transformative power of storytelling and each individual’s voice to help build a stronger community of teenage writers.