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The Poets & Writers Grant, to support this year's poet and teacher Luke Nephew at the Kingsbridge Heights Community Center in the Bronx, has again allowed us to continue an activity that offers so much on so many levels; artistic expression, literary enhancement, and emotional healing among our youth at a typically turbulent time in their development. Luke's natural inclination towards youth work make him a great fit for our youth development setting. Luke has a knack for motivating even those youth who "hate to write." Through the success of this year's residency, the relationships forged between youth and our poet, allows us fluidity in our offerings, despite variances in funding timelines and cycles. We are greatly indebted.
Sadie Mahoney, Director Youth Services