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How The Children's School Incubates and Inspires Young Poets

Each year, Illinois Humanities, supported by the National Endowment for Humanities and the Illinois Arts Council, sponsors the statewide Gwendolyn Brooks Youth Poetry Awards. Only two students from each grade are selected from across the state for special recognition and two per grade receive honorable mentions.

This year, TCS students took home a total of nine awards!

Click below to read some of our student poetry, and how TCS fosters confidence in creative writing and poetry through a progressive education mindset and the outstanding work of our librarian and classroom teachers.

( NOTE: The following immersive story is best experienced on a laptop or desktop in full screen rather than a phone.)


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