The Revisions project brings spoken word poetry into a therapeutic atmosphere in order to use creativity to gain perspective on the story of our lives and re-frame our present within the natural strengths of participants.
Connect individuals to a national community of poets and events where grappling with potent personal issues is a common bond
Establish young voices as a megaphone to bring awareness to other youth about reporting abuse and seeking help
Foster a culture of empathetic listeners
Generate a creative space for personal exploration where there are no wrong answers only new discoveries
Provide tools that honor and utilize the natural skills of participants
Create empathy through understanding other people’s struggles in a face to face situation
The ReVisions program has sent us high level youth poets to perform at prestigious gala fundraisers, neighborhood block parties and child abuse prevention rallies on the steps of the San Francisco city hall. For two years our partnership with this program has led to a profound increase in awareness of issues surrounding child abuse as student poems have courageously addressed personal experience, community strength, and the ferocious power of youth to stand up against cycles of violence. We believe that it is possible to live in a world without child abuse and the messages of these young artists lead the way to motivating more young people to speak up and report these egregious situations.