SSF Youth Poet

South San Francisco Youth Poet-in-Residence

The search for South San Francisco’s Inaugural Youth Poet-in-Residence is on!

SSF Youth Poet-in-Residence is a one-year position (May 2022-2023) awarded to a unique individual committed to engaging the public through poetry. The goal of this residency is to celebrate our community’s diverse cultures through artistic expression and to encourage dialogue and unity under the leadership of the Youth Poet-in-Residence.

The Youth Poet-in-Residence must present their original poetry, in-person or virtually, at four engagements during their term. Possible engagements include Youth and Government Day, City Council meetings, and library workshops.

This residency is open to all high school students who go to school or live in South San Francisco. Applicants may be rising freshmen or graduating seniors.

Youth Poet-in-Residence will receive $500 at the end of their term (May 2023). Please visit for the guidelines and submission form.

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