One Job...May Change My Life Scholarship Slam - CLOSED


You’ve all heard the words: “dream job.” Maybe it’s editing a documentary film, or coding an awesome mobile app. Or perhaps it’s teaching Math, designing book covers, or managing a restaurant. Whatever your dream job is, chances are that it may take some time to get there. After all, practice makes perfect. Right?
We all know that both our work and our words have the potential to transform our lives. So Power Poetry is teaming up with Rock Your Block, a mobile social app that connects teens to employment and volunteer opportunities, for our latest scholarship slam: One Job...May Change My Life. Tell us what type of job could change your life to win $1000 for college. Sound too good to be true? Don’t worry. It isn’t. 
Here are some questions to think about: what type of job could transform your life path? How would you get that job? What type of education do you need for your dream job? What obstacles may stand in your way? What type of support do you already have--or do you need--to make that dream job a reality?
Need more inspiration? Check out Rock Your Block's Action Guide on writing poetry about identifying, and finding, your dream job. 


  1. Make sure you're eligible by checking out our FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) and the contest rules. Basic requirements? (1) 25 years of age (or younger), (2) a current or former high school student who will attend/is attending college within the U.S. or its territories, and (3) a submitted original poem with the poetry slam tag One Job May Change My Life.
  2. Become a Power Poet by registering to be a part of our community. Look at previous winners, Action Guides and other poems for inspiration.
  3. Add an original poem to Power Poetry by April 30, 2014.
  4. Check out our FAQ if you have any questions about the contest.
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WARNING! Some poems contain explicit language.
Gather round let us count our blessings
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While I often sit Somber and melancholic Depressed about the lack of rain And the hurt of many animals
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Life is hard. It does things that leave us scarred. Who knew we'd be so close, i wish time could have froze.
2 hours 54 min ago
The Awesome Powers of Positivity
2 hours 54 min ago
I would
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