RCCA has been the NJ Poetry Out Loud Region One Partner since 2007.
REGION ONE INCLUDES BURLINGTON, CAMDEN, GLOUCESTER & MERCER COUNTIES
High schools in these counties can get involved in this nationwide recitation contest and scholarship program.
So what is Poetry Out Loud?
Poetry Out Loud (POL) is a national poetry recitation program for all public, charter, parochial school and home school students grades 9-12, or the age/grade equivalent. Other grades are welcome to register and run the program at the school level, but do not qualify for the contest. National Poetry Out Loud is a partnership of the National Endowment for the Arts, The Poetry Foundation, and the state arts agencies of the United States.
In New Jersey, POL is a project of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, in collaboration with Mayo Performing Arts Center, ArtPride New Jersey Foundation and a growing list of local partners. POL Poetry Out Loud encourages students to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation. This program helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about literary history and contemporary life.
Visit the NJPOL website at https://www.njpol.org/.
Want to get involved?
Noreen Scott Garrity