The Academy of American Poets' Education Advisory Council was formed in 2017 to help guide and champion the Academy's growing Education Program, which includes creating and distributing free resources, classroom activities, and student projects; organizing teacher meet-ups and trainings; and speaking about the benefits of poetry in young people's lives. With a fifty year track record of serving K-12 teachers, the Academy of American Poets is the leading advocate for the importance of poetry being taught in our nation's classrooms.