Spotlight On Youth (SOY) is a coffee house Buffalo open mic series held from 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every other month. It gives young people ages 12–21 a chance to share and develop their talents in front of a live and supportive audience. Youth can perform or share any kind of creative work—poetry, music, rap, visual art, dance, spoken word—as long as the content is respectful. No advance registration is required. A sign-up sheet is passed around for those interested in performing.