Michaela Lacy (2018) Samantha Jackson (2017) and Dominique Holder (2016)
Meet the Ambassadors
JUST A FEW SHOTS
Watch the video below to see an early version of the Dialect Program in action - collaborating with the young artists of the DC Creative Writers Workshop at Hart Middle School.
WE HAVE A BRANDNEW YOUTH POET LAUREATE!!
CONGRATULATIONS TO 18 YEAR OLD MI'JAN CREDLE of BOWIE, MD who soared in every category and passed all requirements to win the title. The final hurdle, a slam competition, was held at the historic Newton White Mansion on December 21st. Ten incredibly talented teen poets stepped up to deliver their best original works in hopes of becoming the #1 youth poet in Prince George's County. After a stringent application and interview process, Mi'jan was an early standout by giving an impressive interview, as well as a performance that could best be described as "Lit"! His love of wordplay & passionate delivery makes this young man a star in the making!
FEBRUARY IS TEEN DATING VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH, & we want all of our poets to create an original poem about self-love & relationships for the upcoming "No Excuse for Dating Abuse" poetry show & teen summit next month at Camelot in Upper Marlboro.
CONGRATULATIONS ALSO TO OUR NEW YOUTH POET AMBASSADORS
ABENA ANN FORSON - New Carrolton
AMERICA PROCTOR - Laurel
IMANI GRACE WEST - Mitchellville
JAYLON HAGLER - Oxon Hill
KALIYAH GREENE - New Carrollton
NALA WASHINGTON - Temple Hills
NOAH HINNANT - Largo
ZAINAB AHMED - Bladensburg
KHALIL DORSEY - District Heights
NOW THE WORK BEGINS as our YPL & Ambassadors begin traveling the county sharing the stage with county officials at festivals, town hall meetings and other community events in need of a youth perspective. This is the first step to a professional career as a writer & public speaker - any organizations interested in booking any of our youth poets for any functions, please contact Patrick Washington at 301 237 6684 or Neville Adams at 240 426 2629
Known for his unique bold and chic style, Mi'Jan is widely known by his stage name Project MC. When he hits the stage, Project MC brings a new style of rap that is educational and inspirational. Being raised in church, Project MC's music will always stay true to his love for God. Project MC captivates his audience with his lyrical ability and introduces them to a brand new experience. He has been apart of 4 tours. Such include the Live Your Dreams Tour and the I Am Me School Tour, where he has traveled to different schools and community centers in DC, Virginia, Philadelphia, North Carolina, South Carolina, New York and Atlanta. Project MC has performed at the Titan Arts Awards and been , held at the Howard Theatre, and was also a nominee in 2018 for Male Hip Hop Artist of The Year. His music has been apart of "Boss" and "Boss 2", a highly popular movie series in the DC area. Project MC has performed for the NAACP, with more than 2,500 in attendance at the Baltimore Convention Center. His first official album, Listeners Luxury, was produced by him and is now available on Itunes, Spotify and countless other music streaming sites. The talented and gifted Project MC has also performed at countless churches and community events, giving off nothing but great, positive vibes everywhere he goes with his energetic, artistic music. Mi'jan now joins Michaela Lacy, Samantha Jackson & Dominique Holder in the history books!
MI'JAN CREDLE - THE 2019 PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY YOUTH POET LAUREATE
AFTER WRITING YOUR POEM, create a YouTube video of you performing the poem & email the YouTube link to Carlotta.Wade@pgparks.com.
CONGRATULATIONS TO18 YEAR-OLD MI'JAN CREDLE OF BOWIE, MD, AND TO OUR ENTIRE COHORT OF 2019 YOUTH POET AMBASSADORS!
DIALECT USA, LLC recognizes and celebrates the importance of the spoken, the written and the rhythmic word no matter where it originates. We realize that even though the sound of our voices – the inflections & use of language – may change between age, race, gender and cultural lines, we know that when properly harnessed, the voice can become the most powerful tool known to humanity through shared experiences, affirmations of love, pleas for peace and declarations of being.
DIALECT OF PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, MD provides artists with the space for expression and the skills for growth as a practitioner of the stage arts. We understand that for many, a simple opportunity is the much needed bridge that can lead to success, and so we provide not only basic training in these areas, but we partner with additional County organizations in creating avenues & windows that will assist in cultivating full-fledged careers in the arts for both youth and for young adults.