Programs bluapple Archives - Jason Taylor Foundation

  “Fear of Forgiveness”, an original poem written and performed by bluapple alum Rod, a 2019 graduate of Fort Lauderdale High School and current student at Florida International University Today’s poem, “Fear of Forgiveness” is brought to you by poet Rod, a 2019 graduate from Fort Lauderdale HS and current rising sophomore at Florida International […]

  “”, an original poem written and performed by Just John, Marnino & Chris Mazzara Poet Just John has teamed up with South Plantation High School educator and poet Christopher Mazzara and South Florida artist, educator and activist Marnino to bring us this insightful piece on how different perspectives affect the way protestors are perceived. […]

  “Game of L.I.F.E.”, an original poem written and performed by Shanieya, a bluapple Alum from Treasure Coast High School in Port St. Lucie, Florida who is currently a sophomore at Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida   Poet @sh.kur says her poem “Game of L.I.F.E.” was inspired by the sayings “life is a game” […]

  “They Hate Us”, an original poem written and performed by Sweetness, then a junior from Miami Norland Senior High School – From the 2017 Louder Than A Bomb Florida Indy Finals. On June 12th, 2016, in Orlando, Florida, a man walked into a gay nightclub, then shot and killed 49 people. “They Hate Us” […]

  “Shakespeare”, an original poem written and performed by Nyah, then a junior from Cypress Bay High School – From the 2018 Louder Than A Bomb Florida Indy Finals, presented by Ultimate Software. Poet @nyahterrilyn says she wrote this piece because of her faith in today’s artists, particularly today’s artists of color. She feels as […]

  “Unanswered Prayers”, an original poem written and performed by Desire, then a senior from Miramar High School – From the 2016 Louder Than A Bomb Florida Indy Finals In July of 2015, Sandra Bland was pulled over by a Texas State Trooper for a minor traffic violation. She was dragged from her car, forced […]

A collaboration with the Homestead Miami Speedway and the Omari Hardwick bluapple Poetry Network of the Jason Taylor Foundation, "Write Track Poetry" is a contest challenging participating Miami-Dade County middle school students to write and perform an original poem about their own legacy.

  Each summer, the Jason Taylor Foundation, through its Omari Hardwick bluapple Poetry Network, celebrates the beginning of the school year with the introduction of its newest and most fashion forward event to date. “The Get Up” An Urban Fashion Experience presented by AVEDA Institute South Florida, is a showcase of fashion, poetry and music […]

We feel that what young people have to say about the world they inhabit and hope to construct is more useful than any armament, more complex than prison industrial systems, and louder than any bomb.” Kevin Coval, Co-founder of Louder Than A Bomb >> Register Now For Louder Than A Bomb Florida! <<       […]