Trained UC Davis poet-mentor educators work hand-in-hand with classroom teachers to transform the learning process. We work with 5,000 middle and high school students each year in school districts from Oakland to Reno. SAYS is directed towards young people that do not typically see college in their future; students, for instance, with disciplinary problems and a 1.5 or lower GPA. We actively and purposely mentor the youth who are disengaged from traditional school activities--we want them to be able to experience learning in a new way. Hence our tagline: "school is my hustle."