JASON TAYLOR FOUNDATION
(Black PR Wire) -- Clear Channel Outdoor has partnered with the Jason Taylor Foundation for its Louder Than a Bomb Florida Poetry Festival. Serving as the premier outdoor media sponsor, Clear Channel Outdoor will promote the festival using their outdoor billboards throughout South Florida.
The billboard was officially unveiled during the Louder Than a Bomb Florida Poetry Festival press conference held at Nova Southeastern University recently. Louder Than a Bomb Florida is presented by Nova Southeastern University and The Miami Dolphins Foundation. The 11-day Festival takes place from April 8 – 18, 2015. The program is also supported by The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, as part of its Knight Arts Challenge.
“Clear Channel Outdoor is thrilled and delighted to support the Jason Taylor Foundation and its Louder Than a Bomb Florida Poetry Festival,” said Kathi Rutter, public affairs director for Clear Channel Outdoor. “Empowering youth through the art of the spoken word is extremely important and inspirational.”
Dubbed the “Super Bowl of poetry,” Louder Than a Bomb Florida, a Jason Taylor Foundation arts and education project, will feature a friendly spoken-word competition between school-based poetry teams representing local high schools from Broward and Miami-Dade counties and beyond. Funding from Nova Southeastern University, the Miami Dolphins Foundation and Knight Foundation has assisted the Jason Taylor Foundation support the schools’ efforts by providing year-round, in-class and after-school instruction, which will culminate in this 11-day festival.
Since founding the bluapple Poetry Network with actor and poet Omari Hardwick in 2012, the Foundation has helped more than 50 schools activate this program, with more than 750 participants inspiring their communities with poetry.
Louder Than a Bomb Poetry Florida will feature poetry bouts, workshops, exhibits, and the crowning of Florida’s top youth poetry team. The most critical component, however, is the year-round, meaningful instruction inside the classroom and after-school clubs, with teachers and teaching artists who create and facilitate a safe space for individual and collective expression.
About the Jason Taylor Foundation
In July 2004, Miami Dolphins legendary Defensive End, Jason Taylor, established the Jason Taylor Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) organization. The Foundation’s mission is to support and create programs that facilitate the personal growth and empowerment of South Florida’s children in need by focusing on improved health care, education and quality of life.
Since opening its doors, the Jason Taylor Foundation has impacted tens of thousands of children through innovative programming including The Jason Taylor Reading Room, Cool Gear for the School Year, the Jason Taylor Children’s Learning Center, Jason Taylor Scholars and the Omari Hardwick bluapple Poetry Network, among others. For more information on the Jason Taylor Foundation, please visit www.JasonTaylorFoundation.org or follow on Facebook: www.facebook.com/jasontaylorfoundation or Twitter: www.twitter.com/@jtfoundation99 or www.twitter.com/@bluapplepoetry #LTABFLA.
About Clear Channel Outdoor
Clear Channel Outdoor is one of the world’s largest outdoor advertising companies with more than 675,000 displays reaching more than half a billion people in more than 40 countries on five continents each month.Clear Channel Outdoor helps advertisers create inspiring out-of-home campaigns via traditional and digital display formats in roadside, urban, transit and airport environments, on street furniture and at retail near point of sale. In the U.S., Clear Channel Outdoor operates in 45 of the top 50 U.S. markets and is the leading outdoor advertising company with the fastest-growing digital outdoor network now surpassing 1,110 displays. The company enables brands to engage with people when they are out and about, and are pioneering the integration of out-of-home with mobile and social media to turn awareness and inspiration into engagement and purchase.
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