Louder Than a Bomb Florida

Building upon the amazing impact the Omari Hardwick bluapple Poetry Network has had on area youth since launching the program in 2013, football legend Jason Taylor and his Jason Taylor Foundation are now taking bluapple to new heights by bringing the “Super Bowl of Poetry” to Broward County! The 2014-15 school year marked the launch of Louder Than a Bomb Florida (LTABFLA), empowering and uniting South Florida’s youth and community through the art of the spoken word!

Beginning in September of 2014, teachers and students from schools as far south as Homestead and as far north as Port St. Lucie, often times with the assistance of a bluapple Teaching Artist, began working, learning, creating and sharing within their classrooms, in after-school clubs and through various teen open mics throughout South Florida, developing safe spaces for individual and collective expression on their respective campuses and in their communities.

The culmination of this work manifested in an 11-day festival last April, which was highlighted by a friendly competition taking place in dynamic venues throughout Broward County. A diverse group of students, parents, administrators and community members representing nearly 40 schools participated in LTABFLA, creating authentic narratives to reimagine the self and one another while developing mutual respect and tolerance for difference.

To see the full impact of what this groundbreaking program had on South Florida in just its first year,

The bluapple Poetry Network is gearing up for the 2017 Louder Than A Bomb Florida with full expectation of being markedly bigger and better. The third-year festival will run from March 28th through April 8th, 2017 and again will feature a wide array of schools from Homestead to St. Lucie County and all areas in between, with unique exposure to some of the finest facilities in Broward County.

LTABFLA 2018 Schedule of Events*

Want to Volunteer?

Louder Than A Bomb Florida needs volunteers to serve in various roles throughout the festival but most importantly during the prelims and semis of the team competition. To offer your time and talents to this amazing event, please click the red call to action button at the top of the page or contact the Jason Taylor Foundation at info@jasontaylorfoundation.com or by calling (954) 424-0799.