Middle School Quality Initiative

Words & Verbs 

Urban Word NYC and the NYC Department of Education’s Middle School Quality Initiative (MSQI) have partnered to use the popularity of spoken word poetry and hip hop to cultivate and celebrate the powerful voices of your students. Words & Verbs is a complete poetry and performance curriculum aimed at inspiring student writing, performance, and examining the power of language and art. Words & Verbs also includes teacher training, teaching artist visits, and the opportunity to participate in regional and citywide poetry slams

How It Works

If you are interested in participating in this important and powerful opportunity, please contact your MSQI Literacy Coach.