monarchPoetic Youth looks to address the problem of unequal access to the arts in San Diego. By providing free poetry and writing workshops to under-served youth communities, Poetic Youth bridges this gap in access and creates a larger community through poetry and the arts. Poetic Youth workshops focus on self-expression, imagination and character development, providing a transformative experience for everyone involved. Poetic Youth is affiliated with an established literary journal, Poetry International, and is guided by the support of graduate students and faculty at San Diego State University.