Youth Speaks creates safe spaces to empower the next generation of leaders, self-defined artists, and visionary activists through written and oral literacies.

Although Youth Speaks is based in San Francisco, CA, we serve more than 45,000 youth in the greater Bay Area and more than 250,000 across the United States.

1. We challenge youth to find, develop, publicly present, and apply their voices as creators of social change.

2. We shift the perceptions of youth by combating illiteracy, alienation and silence to create a global movement of brave new voices.

3. We argue for a concrete and ethical understanding of language and community, one that requires creativity, response, action, and performance.

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a 501(c)(3) nonprofit (EIN: 91-2134499)