Mission

The National Youth Poet Laureate Program CELEBRATES OUR NATION’S TOP youth POETS that are committed to artistic excellence, civic engagement and social justice.

How It Works

The National Youth Poet Laureate program works with local youth literary arts organizations across the United States to identify and celebrate exceptional youth poets who use their voice to inspire change.

Our program model supports local literary partners in launching their local Youth Poet Laureate program, elevating these young poet-activists, and creating opportunities and resources to expand and elevate platforms for these Youth Poet Laureates.

This program is supported by the Academy of American Poets, Poetry Society of America, the Library of Congress, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Parks Service, Cave Canem, and many more.

 
 

Regional Youth Poet Laureates