a Tacony Academy High School C.H.A.M.P. Event


This Thursday, April 3, 2014 you are invited to...


THE LION'S DEN; hosted by the Tacony Academy Preparatory Charter High School's C.H.A.M.P Poetry Club is a safe haven for some of the most fierce Tacony Lion poets in school ... our C.H.A.M.P. Poetry Club!

While in the den, lions are comfortable enough to express themselves by reciting some of the most thought provoking, emotional, and personal spoken word poems. You will hear some of our very own lion's roar with original poems that commemorate Black History Month, Women's History Month , and National Poetry Month. Every afterschool session the C.H.A.M.P. Club worked on writing prompts that intertwined cultural awareness and the art of poetry & spoken word to help sharpen their skills. While in the Lion's den, you will hear their words come alive! In the spirit of honoring the arts, we also have a new edition of the C.H.A.M.P. club that melodically helps take spoken word to the next level!

We invite you to come to our in-house performance THIS THURSDAY

and even encourage you to take stage during an open mic segment.

All Tacony & American Paradigm Staff /Students $1 ~ All Outside Guests $5

All proceeds go to the C.H.A.M.P. Club students to attend upcoming poetry events and program needs.

(If you would like to participate in open mic - please arrive BEFORE 4pm, fill out a slip and drop it in the basket. All open mic poems must be 2 minutes or less on any topic. No profanity or inappropriate language. One poem per performer. School rules will apply.)


Thursday, April 3rd, 3:45-5:15pm

6238 Rising Sun Ave

Philadelphia, PA

The Lion's Den ( aka the multi-purpose room)

$1 admission for all staff & students of any APS school

$5 all outside guests

*Please enter in the glass doors at the back entrance on Robbins St.

*Turn cell phones OFF as you prepare to enter THE LION'S DEN!

*As you enter and pay, please fill out a slip and drop it in the basket if you want to perform for open mic. Sign ups will end promptly at the start of the featured performers at 4pm sharp. Open mic will be random selection during allotted time only.


3:45pm Open Mic Sign Up and Prompt Seating

4:00pm Welcome & Featured C.H.A.M.P. performers

4:35pm Open Mic ( random selection )

5:15pm Closing