March 30, 2018

Spoken-word poetry @ Maryhurst

Maryhurst hosted a poetry slam on campus where girls performed original pieces to their families and peers.

The poetry slam was organized by the Maryhurst Support Team, a group of counselors that specialize in bringing alternative treatment programs—such as exercise-, horticulture- and arts-based therapies—to kids living on Maryhurst’s Dorsey campus.

In order to prepare for their performances, girls in Maryhurst’s Residential Program participated in an intensive workshop across six weeks. Each week, the Support Team guided the girls to reflect on a single topic – grief, family, personal style, hometown origins and more – and produce an original poem.

Events like the poetry slam are part of Maryhurst’s mission to increase family engagement and provide enrichment that supports emotional intelligence & management.

Look for a few examples of the poetry at our Journey of Hope Showcase prior to our luncheon on May 11.

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