There's only three days left! Let's kick it up a notch and send out the link to our Kickstarter page to everyone we know. We can do this!
Shannon Leigh and her mother, Sheila Siobhan started the Texas Youth Word Collective together to give the youth of an Austin an outlet to express themselves. Check out this video made by former Austin Poetry Slam slam master, Mike Henry in honor of Shannon and her work: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IM3-kvvEwY
Wristbands are in and they are sweeeet! Check 'em out!
We've only got 10 days left and over $3500 left to raise. Please send this out to your friends and family - every little bit helps, even now and we'd love to be able to send these amazing, deserving kids to Nationals in San Francisco!
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2011 THEYSPEAK SLAM TEAM!!
SLAM CHAMP: Aisha 'treetop' White,
Here’s your first introduction to one of the kids you are helping! This is Ariana Brown. She is just 17 years old! This is her first year with TYWC and is one of the poets that needs our support to make it to San Francisco! Please take 3 minutes to watch and listen….
pledged of $5,000 goal
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Apr 18, 2011 - May 28, 2011 (40 days)
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Our loving heartfelt thanks!
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They Speak, We Listen wristband
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All above and a Youth Speaks CD
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All above and an Austin Poetry Slam 2010 CD
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All above and a Shannon Leigh CD
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5 backers Limited (5 of 10 left)
All above and an Sheila's avant garde classic opera CD
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3 backers Limited (2 of 5 left)
All above and exclusive promotional materials from the movies Insidious and Soul Surfer (includes eco-friendly pens & pencils, beautiful leather bound notebook, ladies tee shirt and a beach bag).
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All above and a framed & signed original poem by a youth poet.
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Texas Youth Word Collective members will perform at an Austin event for you! Private party, corporate events, etc - we'll bring the awesome and lots of wristbands, CDs and more for you to share with your guests!