On Thursday, May 9, students from past cohorts of Minorities on the Move toured 5 middle schools in Des Moines Public Schools to recruit students for this summer’s program! Minorities on the Move will expand to 7 middle schools in the district, serving 140 young people, thanks to a generous grant from United Way of Central Iowa. Check out highlights from our magical tour below!
On Saturday, our dear friend JayO Ansah, owner of JAYTEESApparel, hosted a pancake fundraiser for his 4th annual Ansah Classic and RunDSM. Our poets shared their truth for pancake lovers and people passing by, and the talented Jami Graves captured some beautiful moments (pssst…to view more of her curious pictures, click here!).
Thank you for supporting the youth of DSM!
Our first annual Des Moines Teen Poetry Slam was a huge success! Congratulations to the 14 participants from Harding, North, Hoover, and Roosevelt. To read about this spectacular night, click here!
Special shout-out to our first ever Grand Slam Champion, Leah Waughtal. Get free, girl!
We are excited to announce RunDSM we were awarded the Phyllis Yager Memorial Commitment to Diversity Award via the University of Iowa College of Education!
To read more about this humbling honor, click here.