Poetry Empowered

Mental Health and Wellness is a ten session course for middle schoolers that uses poetry videos, interactive student journals, and unique writing prompts to help young people share their experiences and tell their stories. The content is rooted in mental health and features candid videos of The Diatribe teaching artists responding to discussion questions about their lives and how they cope with mental illness and stress. This culturally responsible program is inclusive, accessible, and meets social emotional learning and ELA standards.

Course Outline

  1. What’s Normal?
  2. Honest Poems
  3. Self-Care
  4. Editing Day One
  5. Relapsing
  6. Healing
  7. Editing Day Two
  8. Performance Dynamics
  9. Rehearsal
  10. Final Performance