Christopher Mazza “Pursue the Dream” Award.

The Christopher Mazza “Pursue the Dream” Award for Poetry Therapy was established to promote projects that benefit, uplift and support the development of adolescents and young adults and is given to recognize, support and deepen the continuing endeavors of a poetry therapist or poetry facilitator working with young people. The award honors the memory of Christopher J. Mazza (May 13, 1984-Nov 1, 2005), a kind and loving young man with an unconquerable spirit.

Awards of up to $1,000 each
Requirement: Current NAPT Member
Send Applications to:  Beth at

Your application should include the following:

Applicant’s current CV
Description of the project for which the award is sought and the time frame for project
Budget allocations to show how funds will be used


Post-Report will be due upon completion of the project

"NAPT" The National Association for Poetry Therapy

is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization 

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Green Valley, AZ 85614

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