At the heart of Arizona Masters of Poetry is a passion and commitment to help young people
rise to their potential and be the best versions of themselves.
We use spoken word poetry to foster positive change by supporting youth to have healthy,
constructive conversations about the things that matter most in their lives. In addition,
our programming supports the development of habits and skills that lead to academic and
We work to empower youth to become self-aware and self-reflective and to foster an environment
in which youth learn to demonstrate empathy, compassion, and understanding. Arizona Masters of
Poetry is creating a supportive, caring community where young people feel valued, understood,
We are proud to provide ongoing programs and workshops in schools, monthly community workshops
and open mics, and our annual Hotter Than The Sun: Arizona Youth Poetry Festival. We are
reaching hundreds of young people throughout the Phoenix metropolitan area with a message of
celebration and respect.
Arizona Masters of Poetry is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that empowers young people
to become confident learners and positive leaders in their communities through the rich
experiences of spoken word poetry.
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