We are looking for volunteers -- If you are able to come and help out at any part of the event Friday or Saturday, we would greatly appreciate it! We are looking for people to greet people as they enter, help with sign-in, direct people through the building, set up food in the cafe, or simply be here to lend a helping hand where needed.
Below are the events of the festival:Friday 4:00-7:00 -- Crossing the Street -- School who work with DewMore during the school year will come to CNH for arts workshops with teaching artists. The goal of these workshops is to mix students from different teams so that they build relationships and cheer each other on the next day, during the competition, rather than think of them as competition. Crossing the Street is a beautiful way that DewMore minimizes the competition and builds the community among poets.
Saturday 12:00-4:00 -- Middle School Bouts and High School Prelims -- During this time, middle and high school students are competing in small groups to determine who will make it to the Final Stage4:00-5:00 -- The Mixer -- Students, coaches, and families will hang out in the cafe, eat food, get to know one another, and prepare for Final Stage5:00-8:00 -- Final Stage -- All community members are invited to cheer on the youth poets. It's seriously amazing. You must join us!
Please complete this form if you can help with any part of the poetry festival. It's a super fun (and easy) way to earn Family Participation hours!