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“I’ve been a passionate believer of survival through art, and will always continue to work with at-risk youth and students of all disciplines in providing any tools or guidance I can towards open expression.”

As a California Arts Scholar and a B.A in Film from SFSU, one of DeWolf’s proudest achievements continues to be facilitating writing workshops at universities and high schools. He has been a guest lecturer and performer at over 90 schools nationwide and has led writing and performance workshops at nearly every high school in the Bay Area and Oakland including Skyline, Castlemont, Fremont, as well as Oakland Tech Middle School. He’s taught theater and performance as an Artist in Residence with Opera Piccola and Cal Shakes, as well as filmmaking and slam poetry to teens with Lunchbox International and Digital Storytellers. He’s taught a year long curriculum of poetry and theatrical performance at the Youth Empowerment High School in East Oakland and developed a full length play/film hybrid called “Byrd” with the students.

In addition, he’s facilitated slams and writing workshops with the inmates at San Quentin Penitentiary and has also taught spoken word to youth on probation at the YMCA/County Community School Writers Program. He’s held the position of Mentor at Youth Speaks, the premier youth poetry, spoken word, and writing program in the country. In early 2003, Jamie coached the Fremont High School Speech Team to a National Championship, and their victory is featured in a Lucasfilm documentary.

DeWolf also coached the Youth Speaks Bay Area Grand Slam team two years in a row, which resulted in them winning their way to the Finals, as featured on HBO’s Brave New Voices special hosted by Common and Rosario Dawson. He continues to be the Film Media Director for the Brave New Voices youth poetry festival.

A partial list of school’s he’s performed and/or led writing workshops in the United States:


o   University of Texas at Austin, TX

o San Francisco State University, CA

o   University of California at Berkeley, CA

o   California Polytechnic University, CA

o   Stanford University, CA

o   University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, AR

o   Sonoma University, CA

o   University of California at Davis, CA

o   Normal University, IL

o   Chico State University, Chico, CA

o   Solano Community College, CA

o   Diablo Valley College, CA

o   Los Positas Community College, CA

o   Laney Community College, Oakland, CA

o   California Crafts and Arts College, CA

o   San Francisco Community College, CA

o   Everrette College, Seattle WA

o   Seattle University, WA

 ·  High Schools

o   San Diego High School, CA

o Jefferson High School, San Francisco CA

o   Skyline High School, Oakland, CA

o   James Madison High School, San Diego CA

o   Fremont High School, Oakland, CA

o   Monterey High School, CA

o   Liberty High School, Benicia, CA

o   Hogan High School, Vallejo, CA

o   Vallejo High School, CA

o   Castlemont High School, Oakland, CA

o   Newark High School, Fremont, CA

o   Balboa High School, CA

o   Nevada City High School, NV

o   Northgate High School, Walnut Creek, CA

o   Belarmine Preparatory High School, San Jose CA

o   YMCA County Community School, Marin CA

o   Atascadero Junior High School, CA

o   Albany Middle School, CA

o   Atascadero Middle School, CA

o   Wood Middle School, Alameda, CA

o   Oakland Tech Middle School, Oakland, CA

o   Prospect Sierra Elementary School, El Cerrito, CA

o   Thuogood Marshal High, San Francisco, CA

o   St Augustine High,  San Francisco, CA

o   Mission High San Francisco, CA