Inspired by the documentary, “Louder Than a Bomb” which chronicles the story of four teams of poets preparing for and competing in the world’s largest youth poetry slam, a Poetry Jam and Rap Battle will be held Jan. 24, from 1 to 3 p.m., at Apple Valley Teen Center, 14255 Johnny Cake Ridge Road in Apple Valley, MN.
The featured rapper will be Miracole (www.youtube.com/minnesotagirlz1) and also include teens artists from city of Apple Valley and around the Metro area. Youth from any school in grades six through 12 are encouraged to stop by the Teen Center for an afternoon of poetry writing, re ading, and snacks.
The Apple Valley Teen Center is a true hidden gem of the city. This unique facility is managed, programmed and staffed by the Apple Valley Parks and Recreation Department.
All teens from any city or school in grades siz to 12 are welcome. The Apple Valley Teen Center is open seven days a week with professional staff that values and believes in the potential of teens.
A separate building onto itself the Apple Valley Teen Center offers: Xbox, Wii, PS3, N64, ping pong, air hockey, foosball, movies, an outdoor skate park from April through October, and outdoor ice skating rink as weather permits, dances, basketball and other outdoor equipment available for check out.
For information call 952-953-2385, or visit www.cityofapplevalley.org.