Poet Life Academy is a unique and exciting virtual/traveling academy serving school systems, organizations, churches, and communities around the world.


The Poet Life Team

We have a creative solution to the problem...writing and poetry!

Christoph Jenkins

Jonte’ “Luki” Barrett

J Rahdi Jefferson

Elisha Ross




PLA Lead Teacher

Spoken Word Artist

Curriculum Director

PLA Teacher (Teens)

Spoken Word Artist

High School Teacher

PLA Teacher (Pre-teens)

Spoken Word Artist

Early Childhood Educator

To teach and encourage emotional-social development and academic excellence using poetry, literature, rhythm and flow as gateways to higher achievement in school and in life.


Poet Life Academy Goals

  • Student Achievement
  • Professional Development
  • Creative Thinking
  • Public Speaking
  • Family Involvement/ Engagement

PLA has set very high goals that we plan to achieve and a standard that we strive to maintain. We call these the “5 Stars of Excellence”!

Student Achievement

At the end of each semester or series of classes, each student is honored with a well-deserved certificate of completion.

Professional Development

Mastering public speaking results in an increase in confidence. A great public speaker attains the power to do something, stop doing something, change a behavior, or reach an objective.

Creative Thinking

It is an invaluable skill because it helps students look at problems and situations from a fresh perspective.

Public Speaking

PLA establishes a community that supports students with public speaking social and professional environments.

Poet Life Field Trips

PLA incorporates field trips to places that promote the arts to strategically expose our students to new experiences. This has the potential to change their perspective on the way they see themselves and their future.

Family Involvement/ Engagement

PLA helps develop the family and the community infrastructure to support student success in school and in life.

Client Testimonial

“Thank you Poet Life Academy for teaching our children something new and exciting that instantly grabbed their attention!!! Poet Life rocks. I look forward to expanding this relationship with you and your team. The pictures and videos my staff sent me exceeded our expectations.”

-Jameela Ball Allen,


Parent Testimonials

Our PLA parents serve as our barometer for continued success. PLA depends on their observations and feedback. We also appreciate their involvement.

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