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VOICE
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Power

Get Lit provides the creative outlet, community, and work experience that transforms students into activists, scholars, and stars.

LIGHT UP YOUR CLASSROOM

Thanks to a grant from the California State Library Foundation, we are thrilled to offer our exciting Spoken Word digital curricula to high schools across California!

Schools can choose between one of our two UC-approved courses: Voices in Verse and Stanzas of America! Each comes with the digital curricula, an interactive poetry anthology, access to Uni(verse), and more!

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VOICE IS POWER
WE CULTIVATE ENTHUSIASTIC LEARNERS EMBOLDENED TO INSPIRE SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS IN DIVERSE COMMUNITIES

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Whether you’re into poetry, film, or music, Get Lit has a place for you: free Drop-In poetry classes, the Poetic Screenwriters Lab, Mixtape Masterclass, and so much more.

THE LATEST

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Dec 11, 2022

The Get Lit – Words Ignite’s Past the Margin Gala honored H.E.R. and celebrated the creation of GRAMMY's Best Spoken Word Poetry Album award!

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Dec 9, 2022

The Mayor's Fund for Los Angeles commissioned LA Youth Poet Laureate and Get Lit Player Salome Agbaroji to create an original poem to celebrate their organization.

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Nov 12, 2022

This year's Hollywood Foreign Press Association Banquet featured our own Salome Agbaroji, LA Youth Poet Laureate, for a special performance.

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Oct 24, 2022

Get Lit Players Sierra Leone Anderson and Jasmine Minchez performed an original poem at the Common Sense Media Awards to honor Mindy Kaling and her work in television.

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Sep 26, 2022

Get Lit was recently featured on Arizona PBS news division Cronkite News, highlighting our program, teachers, and our virtual Uni(verse) platform!

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Sep 10, 2022

Three Get Lit student poets lit up the stage at Disney's D23 Expo, opening for the Storyteller's Spotlight panel featuring stars from Black Panther, Aladdin, and more!

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Aug 19, 2022

In the second of ABC 7's two-part series on Get Lit, reporter Anabel Munoz interviews founder Diane Luby Lane, student poets, teacher Jeanetta Wolfe and poet Luis Rodriguez about the transformative power of poetry and Uni(verse).

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Aug 18, 2022

In the first of a two-part segment on Get Lit, reporter Anabel Munoz from ABC7 highlighted Sierra Leone Anderson, a Get Lit Player who recently wrote the poem "For Uvalde" about gun violence.

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May 16, 2022

Kelly Clarkson interviewed Get Lit founder Diane Luby Lane and Get Lit poets Jason Alvarez and Sierra Leone Anderson on her show and was even brought to tears by their original poetry.

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Apr 13, 2022

Get Lit received a grant from the NBA Foundation among 40 other organizations that are being honored for creating employment opportunities, furthering career advancement, and driving greater economic empowerment for Black youth.

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SUMMER SCHOOL

Looking for a unique, powerful, and engaging Summer School curriculum?

We are now excited to offer UC-approved B and G courses for Summer School, which also fulfill the new California Ethnic Studies mandate. These amazing courses can take place entirely online or in a hybrid environment.

Bring our curriculum to your school!

Ignite student voice with our highly engaging FREE introductory lesson.

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