Guam - This evening, some talented teens are stepping up to the mic to showcase their skills. The good folks from Sinanganta need our help in sending a contingent of Guam youth to the Brave New Voice International Youth Poetry Slam in Los Angeles.

The competition gathers 500 of the best youth poets from around the country to promote literacy, public speaking, leadership and critical thinking.  A fundraiser is being held tonight at After Five in The Plaza, with tickets going for $10.

Organizer Melvin Won Pat-Borja told KUAM News, "It'll be a great opportunity for the community to come out and meet the poets and see their talents and what they're doing and also to get a feel of the competition itself."  To find out more about the poetry slams and the competition check them out at 'Guam Slam' on Facebook.