Poetry Out Loud 2020
The 2020 Sacramento County Poetry Out Loud competition is a public event involving dozens of high school students and their hard working and supportive teachers. This competition provides students with the opportunity to represent their schools and challenge themselves.
The National Endowment for the Arts and the National Poetry Foundation are pleased to sponsor the Poetry Out Loud program, which encourages the nation’s youth to learn great poetry through memorization and recitation. This program, which began in Washington, D.C. and Chicago, has expanded throughout each state in the nation. Poetry Out Loud invites students to explore the dynamic aspects of slam poetry, spoken word, and theatre in high school classes. The benefits of engagement in this program are the increase in mastery of public speaking skills, student self-esteem, and understanding of literary heritage.