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The not-for-profit's monologue poetry slam competition celebrates diverse voices.

Scarborough-born brothers Stephan James and Shamier Anderson knew from a young age they wanted to pursue acting and cinema. But early in their careers, they were struck by the unfortunate lack of mentorship and support from their peers.

To overcome this challenge, they started Building a Legacy in Acting Cinema and Knowledge (B.L.A.C.K.). B.L.A.C.K. is a not-for-profit striving to create more opportunities for young, diverse artists in Canada. Their recent youth initiative was to host a monologue poetry slam competition for high school students in Scarborough.

Listen to this podcast about how the brothers are helping build a community and change youth lives through the arts.

Learn more about how RBC Future Launch is empowering young people.