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For National Poetry Month, KALW and America SCORES Bay Area have teamed up to bring you the voices of young poets from San Francisco’s public schools.
America SCORES works in the Bay Area’s most challenged public elementary schools, using soccer and poetry to help young “poet-athletes” discover the benefits of working together as a team, the joy of physical activity, and the fun in reading and writing.
Throughout April 2015, you can hear these young people read their poems on KALW, Monday through Thursday at 3:18pm and 8:58pm.
The series was produced by Kevin Vance, Matt Martin, Emily Queliza and Gregg Zeppo, and features students from Redding, Lakeshore, Garfield, Hillcrest, Cleveland, Sanchez, E.R. Taylor, Leonard Flynn, and Tenderloin Community elementary schools in San Francisco.