The Golden State Warriors and Kia, in conjunction with non-profit organization Youth Speaks, have teamed up to launch Poetry 1-on-1.

The program celebrates literacy arts for youth in the Bay Area, bringing the critical and creative voices of students to the center of the educational experience. Poetry 1-on-1 directly supports Youth Speaks' Residency Program, an initiative currently housed in 25 schools within San Francisco, Berkeley, Richmond and Oakland that aims to combat illiteracy while promoting cultural awareness and diversity through poetry.

Poetry 1-on-1 features events throughout the year, including the Youth Speaks Teen Poetry Slam held in San Francisco where students compete on an individual basis and six young poets are named to represent the Bay Area at the Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam.