GREENSBORO, N.C. -- A group of Triad poets is headed to a national competition July 12-17 in Washington, D.C. And when the Gate City Youth Poetry Slam Team arrives at the Brave New Voices Festival, they will be among the most outstanding and outspoken youth poets from around the world.

The group, which is coached and mentored by poet Josephus III, has competed in the festival for the past 6 years and each year, the community pitches in to help send these talented young people to represent the area.

The Gate City Youth Poetry Slam Team would appreciate your help again.

"Travel is expensive," said Josephus. "It costs about $5,000, so any amount would help. Ten students from Greensboro have earned the opportunity and we are pooling all of our resources to support this endeavor."

To prepare for the competition, the students will perform around the city and raise funds to go towards travel and lodging expenses. The final send-off event for the team will take place on Saturday, July 9, 2016 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Cultural Arts Center, located at 200 North Davie Street in Greensboro.

You can learn more about the Gate City Youth Poetry Slam Team by clicking here.

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