Youth Poet Ambassador of Allegheny County, 2020-2021

Jayla Andrews is a 17 year old graduating senior from Westinghouse Arts Academy. She plans to attend Temple University in fall of 2020, majoring in International Business with a Spanish concentration. She is a published writer and has won a variety of contests, including The American Library of Poetry’s youth poet anthology Illustrious and Crossing Limit’s I, Too, Am Pittsburgh bus poetry showcase. Jayla is a proud activist for women’s equality, LGBTQ+ rights, racial equality, and environmental awareness.

Read Jayla’s poem “burns of the third degree.

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