Completed applications should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. If email is not possible, mailed nominations must be postmarked on or before the stated deadline: October 27.
Background on the Youth Laureate Program
A Partnership between Urban Word, California Poets in the Schools and the Arts Council of Mendocino County, this opportunity is designed to honor young writers and leaders, between the ages of 13-19, who are committed to making a civic impact through community engagement utilizing the power of their written and spoken words. We strongly believe that when we honor young people and give them this kind of office, the community is more likely to listen to what they have to say. California Poets in the Schools already initiated a Youth Poet Laureate Program in Ventura County and so we have a roadmap for how to get this done well in Mendocino County and beyond.
Downloadable Guidelines & Youth Poet Laureate Application