PAL Students Perform Award-Winning Poems

The Peace Poets’ Enmanuel Candelario (l) and Abraham Velasquez practiced performance techniques with the children in the weeks leading up to the Poetry Jam.
Photo courtesy of Police Athletic League

Police Athletic League children from all five boroughs presented their PAL Poetry Writing Contest award-winning written poetry at PAL’s annual Poetry Jam on Friday, June 1 at Affirmation Arts in Manhattan. Students from PAL’s P.S. 48 and Webster Center in the Bronx were mentored by members of the Peace Poets, a hip-hop group viewing spoken word as an opportunity for social change.

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