Los Angeles-based nonprofit Get Lit ignites student engagement, literacy, and young voices around the globe using the power of Spoken Word, technology, and community.
PAUL ECKSTEIN SCHOLARSHIP FUND
The Get Lit Film Program is proud to honor the memory and spirit of writer/producer Paul Eckstein with the Paul Eckstein Scholarship Fund. Donations made in Paul’s name will provide young writers with scholarships for the Poetic Screenwriters Lab, a yearlong writers’ workshop series that develops feature film, short stories, podcast/web series, and episodic TV pilot scripts.
celebrate mental health
6 pm - 7:30 pm
Get your professional development in, all while learning all about the power of Spoken Word to explore mental health! This combination film screening, Q&A with the filmmakers, and poetry reading by talented youth poets will leave you with a deeper understanding of mental health and the transformative medium of poetry.
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celebrate mental health
In conjunction with Take Action LA and The LA County Department of Mental Health, we are celebrating Mental Health Awareness Month with this special playlist highlighting the power of poetry and expression of young Angelenos. Watch as they step into their power and make their voices heard, embracing their well being and taking control of their lives and their futures.
How spoken word uplifts youth:
THE CRITICAL WORK OF GET LIT
JULY 5 – AUG 4
Looking for a unique, powerful, and engaging Summer School curriculum?
We are now excited to offer UC-approved B, F, 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.
LIGHT UP YOUR CLASSROOM
Join hundreds of teachers who rave about these UC-approved B, F, and G courses that get students excited about writing and public speaking!
WE CULTIVATE ENTHUSIASTIC LEARNERS EMBOLDENED TO INSPIRE SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS IN DIVERSE COMMUNITIES
7:00 PM PDT
Thousands of students attended the 12th annual Classic Slam over the course of a few days, and almost all of the attending students hadn't been out on a field trip since the pandemic began!
Congratulations to our top scoring poet of the night, Ashley Tahay; our top middle school team, GALA Middle School, and our winning school: Mark Keppel High School!
Thank you to everyone, from teachers to judges, from attendees to the students who poured out their souls on the stage. And thank YOU for your support for the work at Get Lit, which goes on all year, but culminates in this week. We are truly grateful.
Ronen Rubinstein (9-1-1: Lone Star) joins 19-year-old poet Libby Oren in delivering an inspirational reading of her poem "No One Else" to celebrate Pride Month 2023.
Get Lit's monthly Breathing Fire: celebrating Mental Health Awareness month, pride reading lists, and more!
"Mental health has always been an area that has been important to me. The Get Lit curriculum allows students to learn ways to express what they are feeling, or going through, but more importantly, know they are not alone, and feel supported."
Nerds of Color: "Mental Health Awareness Takes Center Stage at Get Lit’s ‘Our Worlds Collide’ Screening"
"If there’s anything we can learn from the coming generation, it’s that community, self-expression, and the power of words count much more than we might think."
So grateful for this feature on Spectrum News’ What’s Good all about the power of youth poetry, as witnessed at the Classic Slam 2023!
Congratulations to the 2023 National Youth Poet Laureate, Salome Agbaroji! We are so proud of her journey in Spoken Word, from her first entry in the Why I Rise competition to performing for the likes of the Golden Globes, the Los Angeles Rams, the Mayor’s office, Vans, and more.
Watch the red carpet interviews of celebrity judges like Malcolm-Jamal Warner, a few clips of star poems, and more in this segment by news outlet THE BUZZ!
Congratulations to the thousands of students who attended the Classic Slam! Read all about poems of deep emotion, exhilarating moments of connection, and the joy of community that took place this April.
It's finally here! After months of hard work, we're sharing our 2021-2022 Annual Report with the world. This Annual Report has been called "one of the best looking reports I’ve seen" and "a real wow in many ways"-- but don't take our word for it!
The ongoing partnership between FOX and Get Lit for the new FOX #TVForAll campaign has continued with the release of the original poem “A Chorus of Women,” in honor of Women’s History Month.
Check out Salome Agbaroji—Get Lit Player & Youth Poet Laureate of Los Angeles—in HITS Magazine's Black History Month edition with her poem Heartbreak Mixtape.
FOX and Get Lit have recently entered a year-long multicultural collaboration to build the new FOX #TVForAll campaign, which is a space to highlight, champion and celebrate diverse talent and voices.
We've gone viral on TikTok! Take a look at our channel to see amazing poetry performances and more.
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!
This month's poem for the #TVFORALL collaboration between Get Lit and FOX TV honors AANHPI Heritage Month. 'AGAINST ALL ODDS" by Sam Luo, is narrated alongside Élodie Yung, Star of The Cleaning Lady on FOX TV.