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Spoken Word as a Creative Tool for Youth Empowerment

November 6, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm GMT

€30.00 – €40.00


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NYCI’s Youth Arts Programme invites participants to this training to get a taste of how to bring a fun, meaningful and inclusive facilitated process of spoken word poetry to your youth work practice. 

This training will explore the power of words for youth empowerment. We will explore the meaning of spoken word, and establish steps  taken to develop a spoken work piece – i.e., character development, emotion and connection, and spoken word performance.



€30 Member Rate / €40 Non-Members Rate. Bursaries are available where cost is a barrier to participation.  Please email nora@nyci.ie



The Sanctuary , Stanhope St, Dublin 7 


Date & time

Monday, 6th November 2023

10 am to 4.00 pm


  • To deepen understanding of good practice in Youth Arts and creative approaches in youth work 
  • To develop skills in facilitation of Spoken Word as a youth arts methodology and a tool for Youth Empowerment  
  • To explore how to use Spoken word to support young people’s confidence development and to discover their self-identities through performance arts 
  • To Explore spoken word as a tool to amplify young people’s voices on issues that are important to them. 
  • Benefit from a supportive space to explore your own creativity and develop confidence in your own youth arts practice  

Designed for

Anyone working with young people in a youth work, youth arts practice, out-of-school or non-formal education setting.


If you have any queries, please contact  –Nora nora@nyci.ie, NYCI Youth Arts Programme

Extra information

  • A vegetarian lunch will be provided on the day.

Delivered by

Kelvin Akpaloo is a youth worker, creative practitioner, spoken word artist and is passionate  about bringing local-global connections into young people’s everyday experiences. He co-facilitates the Young People’s Committee for Youth 2030. 

Working at both national and international levels, he uses the creative arts, especially spoken word poetry, and dance as methods to empower young people and youth workers in tackling inequality both locally and globally. The facilitation of a space for young people to have their voices heard is an important part of this process.  

Kelvin is a strong advocate for minorities and believes in the voices and the power of youth to create positive change in the world. This training aims to equip participants with knowledge and skills to use Spoken Word methodologies as a tool for youth voice and empowerment.  


November 6, 2023
10:00 am - 4:00 pm GMT
€30.00 – €40.00
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The Sanctuary
Stanhope Street
Dublin 7, Dublin D07 H290 Ireland
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National Youth Council of Ireland
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