Zarea Boyde is a DC-based writer and aspiring educator who works closely with youth and activism groups in her community. Zarea’s passion for poetry was sparked when she joined DC SCORES aged 7 years old. She continued with DC SCORES through the organization’s enhanced writing program, Youth W.O.R.D. Project. Before moving onto her full-time role as Program Coordinator of creative writing and arts, Zarea served as one of DC SCORES’ summer camp staff members.