Mackenzie Berry

Mackenzie Berry, a senior at duPont Manual High School, is Founder and Executive Director of Young Poets of Louisville, a non-profit organization which offers free writing workshops for young people as well as poetry slam opportunities. An alumnus of the Governor's School for the Arts and the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, she organized and won the Louisville Youth Philanthropy Council's first-ever Poetic Philanthropy Youth Slam held at the 21c Museum in May 2015. She seeks to advocate for poetry and writing as a means of activism and plans to write various bodies of work in time to come.