"In a short half hour, [Brittany] had not only held their interest, but also their hearts... We allowed her to leave only after she promised us a return engagement."
- Amy R. | Sacred Heart Elementary School
"The kids were raving about Brittany's poem on Rosa Parks."
- Jana E. | Fremont Middle School
"From the first moment I heard Brittany recite poetry, I was struck by her incredible poise and the maturity of her work. "
- Michelle T. | Nebraska Writers Collective
Most known for her power-packed spoken word poetry and dramatic presentations, Brittany Young has blazed the stage of major conferences and events with live poetry and dramatic presentations that are truly one-of-a-kind. She has written and performed custom content for government leaders, non-profit organizations, and schools around the Midwest. She has also ventured into the world of playwriting and producing poetry dramas on topics such as redemption and civil rights.
In 2014 she released Change District, a full-length poetry book that focuses on an empowering journey inside the process of transformation. Brittany has been contracted to teach and perform for educational programs such as Louder Than a Bomb, Poetry Out Loud, Artists in Schools and Communities, the Nebraska Touring Program, the Peter Kiewit Visiting Artist Program, the Omaha Police Department's Gang Prevention program, and WhyArts, Inc.
She and her husband Julian are the founders of The Start Center, a 501(c)(3) non-profit that fosters entrepreneurship and talent development in urban communities, and they are the first African American Scooter's Coffee franchise owners. They live in Omaha, Nebraska with their two daughters, Genesis and Alexa.