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I am signaling you through the flames..

I am signaling you through the flames..

ORDER your "Cento of a Thousand Verses" (a poster of the poem read live by Jane Fonda). This Cento consists of lines from over 40 verses, which came from poems by over 40 different poets including Rumi, Mary Oliver, Lucille Clifton, Jericho Brown, and more. These were favorite verses that people from all over the world contributed to our Poetry Wall, so it is very, very special.

We still need your help to move Get Lit forward in 2022. We need to raise $50,000 by the end of the year to adopt 10 more schools to receive our Get Lit curriculum, which is standards-aligned and embedded during English class. Each of these schools will be given immediate access to Uni(verse) and to the in-person teaching and events. We are on our way towards raising $1million dollars for this critical campaign!

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Get Lit — Words Ignite fuses classic and spoken word poetry to increase teen literacy on the page and in visual media. We cultivate enthusiastic learners emboldened to inspire social consciousness in diverse communities.

Get Lit’s poetry and film curriculum engages young people by providing a creative outlet, community, and real-life work experience, transforming students into activists, scholars, and stars.

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“I continually marvel at how a small, passion-driven nonprofit makes such a huge difference in filling the gaps in our education and social systems”

Jonathan Zeichner, Executive Director, A Place Called Home

“Get Lit is the gold standard for bringing poetry into the lives of young people…students reach far beyond what they imagine they can achieve.”

Paul Cummins, Founder of Crossroads School & The Coalition for Engaged Education

“To foster creative expression and provide an outlet for this generation’s voice makes Get Lit and invaluable resource for our entire community.”

Rory Pullins, Executive Director of Arts Education, Los Angeles Unified School District

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We collaborate with organizations and individuals who engage in meaningful projects that empower and elevate diverse young voices around the world.