City Commissioners and City of Orlando Poet Laureate Join My Brother’s Keeper students for a Poetry Performance
Local High School Youth Perform Live Poetry Readings at “From the Heart” Event
Several young black men in Orlando have been working on sharpening their written and spoken word through the City of Orlando's My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) program. They’ll be showcasing that work to a live audience, including City Commissioners and Orlando Poet Laureate Shawn Welcome, this Friday, July 15, in a performance call “From the Heart.”
At the event, MBK students will perform their original works of poetry for family members and guests as they showcase their creative expression and rehearse public speaking skills they’ve learned during their time in the program. Students will also receive feedback and guidance from Poet Laureate Welcome as he highlights the value of poetry in self-expression.
In 2014, the City of Orlando joined the national My Brother’s Keeper initiative and since then has been engaged in targeted efforts to improve life outcomes - including academic performance, employment, and incarceration rates - among Orlando’s boys and young men of color.
Friday, July 15, 2022
City Council Chambers
2nd Floor, City Hall
400 South Orange Avenue