ACHF Arts Education
100 Somali immigrant students in Rochester will participate in an art form that is otherwise unavailable to them. Each student will be expected to write and perform five spoken word poems (two solo and three group) by the end of the residency.
Ninety Somali immigrant students created and performed spoken word poetry at several public events in Rochester. Parents, students, teachers, and other community members completed surveys and provided oral feedback to evaluate the effectiveness of the spoken word residency. Feedback from all stake-holders was exceedingly positive and noted the transformative power of Frank's work with our students. In addition, Frank and the lead teacher met for many hours to discuss the residency and to plan for future residencies.