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FYI.  We received this information about an exciting project.
Priscilla L. Griffith, Ph.D.
Professor and Ruth G. Hardman Chair in Education
Director of the Oklahoma Writing Project
Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education
University of Oklahoma
338 Cate Center Drive, Room 190
Norman, OK 73019
TEL 405-325-3534/CELL 405-496-1111/FAX 405-325-7841
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From: Brave New Schools <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>>
Date: Friday, May 12, 2017 at 8:37 AM
To: Moira Pirsch <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>>
Subject: Help us Reimagine High School: Scholarship Competition for MS, HS & College Students

Dear Leaders of the National Writing Project,

We are reaching out to you to extend a special invitation to participate in a national poetry, hip hop and storytelling challenge to help dream about the future of public high schools.The contest, Brave New Schools<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.bravenewschools.org_&d=DwMFaQ&c=qKdtBuuu6dQK9MsRUVJ2DPXW6oayO8fu4TfEHS8sGNk&r=we-I_TxavuA9cah7ZU0xSA&m=xY-90vnb_34VrCppalS42aetcFG5RxBe2xkSm0D5weU&s=a2b1prirrJUvLPgDAXPPk6lrxl95pw6uuOZAi7vk5ak&e=>, launched this week and it'd be incredible if the young people you work with could participate and offer their unique perspectives to this. There are a lot of important people paying attention to this project, so this is a real opportunity for young people to have a say in what the future of public high schools look like.

In short:
Youth Speaks <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__youthspeaks.org&d=DwMFaQ&c=qKdtBuuu6dQK9MsRUVJ2DPXW6oayO8fu4TfEHS8sGNk&r=we-I_TxavuA9cah7ZU0xSA&m=xY-90vnb_34VrCppalS42aetcFG5RxBe2xkSm0D5weU&s=GBPs-NKVzgVsJEClQIZD75F1sU4BGfMMCF6pHqnBNsA&e=> is joining with XQ: The Super School Project<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__xqsuperschool.org&d=DwMFaQ&c=qKdtBuuu6dQK9MsRUVJ2DPXW6oayO8fu4TfEHS8sGNk&r=we-I_TxavuA9cah7ZU0xSA&m=xY-90vnb_34VrCppalS42aetcFG5RxBe2xkSm0D5weU&s=2usFEgKZXa0slPj6dICCKPc_ta7D51r-xJQYe5zLCHo&e=> to host an open online competition from May 8 through June 18 asking poets, rappers, and storytellers ages 13 -24 to create a three-minute video sharing their vision for a Brave New School.<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.google.com_url-3Fhl-3Den-26q-3Dhttps-3A__www.youtube.com_watch-3Fv-253DFvKBQGAEe80-26source-3Dgmail-26ust-3D1494682452194000-26usg-3DAFQjCNGsH-2D93c5ayV8YblPtUNbM2xLieYw&d=DwMFaQ&c=qKdtBuuu6dQK9MsRUVJ2DPXW6oayO8fu4TfEHS8sGNk&r=we-I_TxavuA9cah7ZU0xSA&m=xY-90vnb_34VrCppalS42aetcFG5RxBe2xkSm0D5weU&s=ivyfrR1-kgh88xHhh-7WTFGErRFm0i06EJ5ZVw73DqE&e=>

Additionally, we would love for you to help us get the word out. Mainly, we want to share the contest with as many young people possible, to have the most diverse voices represented. The more youth voices that contribute to this movement, the more powerful it will be. There is a blurb you can forward below.

Let me know if you'd like to discuss this. I'd be happy to skype to walk students/educators through any workshop pieces - and we also created this mini-youtube workshop so students can have a place to start.<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.youtube.com_watch-3Fv-3DFvKBQGAEe80&d=DwMFaQ&c=qKdtBuuu6dQK9MsRUVJ2DPXW6oayO8fu4TfEHS8sGNk&r=we-I_TxavuA9cah7ZU0xSA&m=xY-90vnb_34VrCppalS42aetcFG5RxBe2xkSm0D5weU&s=UleHTRy8ofUhMYFDpUIQy_Rh63XOYKuSGw0RHYDBAIo&e=> (Also classes/groups that submit over 15 videos can get $500-$2,500)

Either way, thank you for all that you do,
(I'm also a PhD student in English Education at Teachers College and have worked with many of your incredible affiliates throughout the years)

Brave New Schools Project Director


Announcing the Brave New Schools Contest


Imagine what a high school could be.

Imagine a school where each student is a leader, where learning is joyful. What if poetry was as valued as football? What if school inspired you to be your best self?

Brave New Schools Contest

Submit original videos with poems/raps/stories (up to 3 minutes) that ReThink the Brave New Schools of our future (Must be 13-24 years old to enter). Enter by June 18.

BUILD YOUR BRAVE NEW SCHOOL<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__youthspeaks.us9.list-2Dmanage1.com_track_click-3Fu-3D4b14c504510501148651af7d3-26id-3Db6e29a15a6-26e-3D0885c1538d&d=DwMFaQ&c=qKdtBuuu6dQK9MsRUVJ2DPXW6oayO8fu4TfEHS8sGNk&r=we-I_TxavuA9cah7ZU0xSA&m=xY-90vnb_34VrCppalS42aetcFG5RxBe2xkSm0D5weU&s=DpokcryjKjbfsWahXkLTvBxZ2jxec3o7eqdNtUHiDRI&e=>

$50,000 in Scholarships and Prizes

  *   5 Grand Prize Winners will receive $4,000 educational scholarships
  *   5 Winners will receive $3,000 educational scholarships
  *   15 Finalists will receive $1,000 educational scholarships

Finalists may also receive a special opportunity to travel to Los Angeles, California to attend a live event designed to inspire the country to rethink high school.

Nonprofit organizations, classes, and schools that submit 15+ videos will also have a chance to win $500-$2,500 to support their programming!

Brave New Schools is a collaboration between Youth Speaks and XQ: The Super School that powers a national, open, online competition and a series of 20 town halls where young people share their poems, stories, and dreams to reimagine public high school. #BraveNewSchools