Projects

Student tutoring a young girl

LAP was founded in 2003, and since then we have provided more than 150 workshops, serving more than 2,000 voices throughout Central Florida. Some of our past and current partners include

  • Ivey Lane Elementary School, Orange County
  • Discovery Middle School, Orange County
  • Mill Creek Elementary School, Osceola County
  • University High School, Orange County,
  • Colonial High School, Orange County
  • Theodore Roosevelt Elementary, Brevard County
  • Seminole State College, Adult High School
  • Melbourne High School, Brevard County
  • Emeritus at Oviedo
  • Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida
  • Lakeside Treatment Center
  • Women’s Residential and Counseling Center
  • BoysTown Oviedo
  • Safe House of Seminole
  • Covenant House of Florida, Orlando
  • Courtneay Springs Health Care, Brevard County
  • Hacienda Girls Ranch, Brevard County
  • Life Care Center Assisted Living, Orlando

"Poetry is more than words on a page. Poetry is about understanding the world around us a little bit better. Poems take a subject (sometimes one we know well or sometimes something we don’t know anything about or even sometimes things we don’t want to see) and revitalize it from the writer’s perspective. Three poets can look at the same flower and write three entire different poems which in turn provide three different versions of understanding that flower. When we read poetry we get to understand the world on a small or larger scale all the better. Communities need poetry."

—Linsey Guertin, Spring 2008 UCF student

How to Work with LAP

If you're interested in volunteering with LAP or teaching during our Summer Camp, please contact Professor Terry Thaxton (Terry.Thaxton@ucf.edu).

The Literary Arts Partnership • English Department • College of Arts & Humanities at the University of Central Florida
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