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Help Send Deep’s First Slam Team to National Competition

For the first time ever, Deep Center is supporting a slam team made up of young spoken word artists who are representing Savannah in national competition.

We need your help to send them this July to Brave New Voices in Las Vegas, where they’ll compete with dozens of slam teams from around the nation.

What Is Deep’s Slam Team?

Deep’s Slam Team is a group of dynamic youth artists who collaborate with adult artist-allies to develop Savannah’s spoken word culture and to make our city a more just and equitable place. By competing with other young poets from around the nation, they celebrate and amplify Savannah’s stories and lift themselves up as leaders. And now, they are preparing to compete nationally, for the first time, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

What Is Brave New Voices?

Every year, Youth Speaks hosts the Brave New Voices Festival which brings together hundreds of young poets and artists for a four-day celebration of arts education, artistic expression, and civic engagement. This July, Brave New Voices will be hosted in Las Vegas, Nevada, and Deep Center’s Slam Team has been invited to compete!

How Can You Help?

Deep Center believes that the voices of Savannah matter–especially the voices of Savannah’s young people. We need your help to get Deep’s Slam Team to Las Vegas where they will tell Savannah’s stories on a national stage.

Deep Center aims to raise $5,000 by July 1 to help offset the costs of sending Deep’s Slam Team to Brave New Voices in Las Vegas. Deep will cover the rest of the needed funds through grant awards. Please #GiveDeep right now. Your tax-deductible donation will help ensure that the stories of Savannah’s youth are honored in the way they deserve, and that Deep’s youth are able to compete with their national peers.

Here are a few of the ways your gift can help:

  • $15 covers dinner for a Slam Team member
  • $50 pays for five meals for a Slam Team member
  • $100 pays for 10 meals for a Slam Team member
  • $250 pays for 25 meals for a Slam Team member
  • $500 covers travel for one Slam Team member
  • $1,000 covers travel for two adult chaperones
  • $3,000 underwrites Brave New Voices registration for all Slam Team members

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation right now to help us reach our goal of $5,000 by July 1.