SlamJam Believes In…
VOICE - that young people need opportunities to find, develop and publicly present their voices.
EXCELLENCE - that young people should be challenged to produce the best writing, and find their own voices, in the best way they can.
COMMUNITY – that young people work individually and collaboratively, supporting each other, being critical friends, and sharing an experience that builds relationships across and within school communities.
INDIVIDUAL and SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION – that the project challenges young people to take risks; to think about wider issues, and voice opinions.
THE POWER OF THE SPOKEN WORD - that our choice of words matters, and affects our ability to connect with others and have an impact on other people’s perceptions of the world.
Why Does It Matter?
SlamJam encourages excellence, builds confidence, and builds a sense of community.
It offers young people an opportunity to publicly present their ideas.
It can lead to personal transformation, as young people take risks and move out of their ‘comfort zone’.
It can lead to social transformation, as it encourages young people to think about issues that concern them and their community, and voice their ideas in a way to have an impact on an audience.
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