The Youth Open Mic is an arts program duplicated from a blueprint approved by the Chicago based organization Social Works Chi, Chance The Rapper is Co-Founder.
The Youth Open Mic performances take place in Baltimore City and high school students (beginning at the 9th-grade level) up to the age of 19 are welcome to perform for 3 minutes in any category of the arts.
The Youth Open Mic is held in an environment without hate or prejudice, allowing students to feel accepted and expressive among their peers.
Each performer is given 3 minutes to act, recite, cipher, dance, play an instrument, or any level of an art performance. The options are unlimited.
THROUGH THE YOUTH OPEN MIC
WE ENCOURAGE YOUTH TO #DOWHATYOULIKE
Each performer solo or group receives 3 minutes.
All group must be present at time of performance.
Youth in grades 9 through 12th grade and up to the age of 19 are encouraged to register and perform.
Each performer will receive a #YouthOpenMic t-shirt.
Winner will receive CASH prize.
To allow youth to be completely expressive in their performances, we have introduced a NO ADULTS rule.
The only adults allowed in the room are special guests and members of the Youth Open Mic team.
Parents/Guardians are allowed to drop off youth and return to pick them up at the end of the program.
THERE IS NO FEE TO ENTER.
RESPECT FOR EACH OTHER IS THE PRICE
Each performer should have music available on a flash drive or upload music on the registration form.
Music links can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.