For the last 20-plus years, the North Shore Youth Council(NSYC) has held open mic nights every Friday in local venues.

“It’s for rap artists, for poetry, music, or bands…it’s for everyone,” said Robert Woods, of the youth council.

GreaterPortJeff reporter Nicholas Esposito checked out the scene of one of the latest events. See video above.

For the uninitiated, the NSYC is a nonprofit community-based agency that services the communities from Mount Sinai to Shoreham-Wading River on Long Island.

“Our programs are designed to encourage young people to develop the life skills necessary to become responsible, successful adults,” reads the organization’s website.

GreaterPortJeff reporter Nicholas Esposito checked out the scene of one of the latest events.