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Get Lit has been featured on The Kelly Clarkson Show, performed at the Library of Congress, and partnered with VANS Shoes, the NBA, Disney, and more! Our poets have also starred in award-winning feature films SUMMERTIME and OUR WORDS COLLIDE.

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March 19, 2024

Get Lit was announced as a $1 million awardee from MacKenzie Scott's Yield Giving Open Call

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March 15, 2024

We are thrilled to share the details of the amazing year we had, all thanks to YOU: our community, our donors, and all of our awesome poets, educators, and volunteers.

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January 15, 2024

For Martin Luther King Jr. Day, The Talk featured GLP Marlee Porter and her original Spoken Word poem “A Dream Realized.”

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December 18, 2023

Get Lit Player Marlee Porter's original poem highlighted in Fox TV For All holiday campaign!

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December 9, 2023

Young Hollywood spotlights Get Lit Words Ignite!

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March 19, 2024

Get Lit was announced as a $1 million awardee from MacKenzie Scott's Yield Giving Open Call

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March 15, 2024

We are thrilled to share the details of the amazing year we had, all thanks to YOU: our community, our donors, and all of our awesome poets, educators, and volunteers.

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January 15, 2024

For Martin Luther King Jr. Day, The Talk featured GLP Marlee Porter and her original Spoken Word poem “A Dream Realized.”

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December 18, 2023

Get Lit Player Marlee Porter's original poem highlighted in Fox TV For All holiday campaign!

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December 8, 2023

The Gala was one of the week's biggest Hollywood premieres, parties and openings.

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December 9, 2023

Young Hollywood spotlights Get Lit Words Ignite!

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December 4, 2023

Watch the red carpet interviews of Anderson .Paak, Get Lit board member Geffri Maya, and LAUSD Superintendent Carvahlo!

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November 1, 2023

Diane Luby Lane traveled to Washington D.C. to accept the Successful Practices Honoree Award from the Library of Congress on behalf of Get Lit.

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November 20, 2023

Get Lit’s 13th Annual GALA Sparks Literary Fire with Anderson .Paak, WME, and Vans in the Limelight

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November 10, 2023

We’re the 2023 Outstanding Nonprofit Organization for this year’s National Philanthropy Day LA Celebration!

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October 26, 2023

This year, Ethnic Studies is becoming a graduation requirement for LAUSD – and Get Lit’s Voices in Verse curriculum is leading the charge!

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October 6, 2023

Our second Prose Bowl featuring the GLPs and Toaster was a huge success! Save the date for our next installment.

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September 18, 2023

Directed and produced by Jordan W. Barrow and Matt Edwards, “Our Words Collide” highlights teenage Spoken Word poets Tyris Winter, Cassady Lopez, Jason Alvarez, Virginia Villalta, and Amari Turner.

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September 15, 2023

The collaboration between Get Lit and Fox continues as #TVForAll highlights Get Lit Player Jasmine Minchez's poem "Community Quilt" in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month

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September 8, 2023

Get Lit was just honored with the Library of Congress Literacy Award for our implementation of successful practices in literacy promotion through the Uni(verse) platform!

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June 24, 2019

Our Director of Creative Media Samuel Curtis and Get Lit student Yoko April Tamanda discuss Get Lit’s program and more

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June 28, 2018

Founder Diane Luby Lane and Director of Creative Media Samuel Curtis explain the vision for the Get Lit model and their current programs

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August 23, 2023

Spectrum News featured an insightful conversation with Salome Agbaroji and Diane Luby Lane on their evening show.

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August 10, 2023

The hard work and dedication of our teaching artists deserves celebration, so our community got together to showcase their talent at our office!

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August 6, 2023

Our music production program Mixtape Masterclass had their graduation this Sunday, with live performances and a celebration of all their hard work!

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July 30, 2023

Get Lit Founder, Diane Luby Lane, shares a message with the Get Lit community.

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July 26, 2023

With the mental health crisis reaching a peak after the Covid-19 pandemic, Spoken Word poetry offers youth a vital creative outlet to connect and heal.

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June 27, 2023

Our Deputy Director Mason Granger went on Past Forward’s Chapters Podcast to share how Spoken Word Poetry has changed his life – and how Get Lit does the same for youth around the world.

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July 20, 2023

Administered by the Academy of American Poets with Aileen Cassinetto, Celeste Guzmán Mendoza, and M. Bartley Seigel serving as panelists, Get Lit has been named as one of the 17 recipients of the 2023 Poetry Fund.

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June 30, 2023

Brand-new curriculum videos made possible through the generous support of the NBA Foundation will be available in 2024 for free!

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June 7, 2023

In honor of the memory and spirit of writer and producer Paul Eckstein, the new Paul Eckstein Scholarship Fund will support Get Lit’s Film Program for Los Angeles youth.

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June 15, 2023

We’re excited to announce this year's Get Lit Players!

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July 1, 2023

Congratulations to former Get Lit Player Sierra Leone Anderson, awarded by the YPL selection committee the title of Youth Poet Laureate of Los Angeles!

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May 30, 2023

"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."

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May 28, 2023

"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."

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May 31, 2023

Get Lit's monthly Breathing Fire: celebrating Mental Health Awareness month, pride reading lists, and more!

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June 1, 2023

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.

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May 9, 2023

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!

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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.

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March 1, 2023

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.

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April 28, 2023

AND THE NEW UNITED STATES YOUTH POET LAUREATE IS... SALOME AGBAROJI!

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April 23, 2023

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!

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April 22, 2023

Nerds of Color reporter Elijah Isaiah Johnson on the Classic Slam: “If the Golden Age of poetry began with Poe, Emerson, and Whitman, then the Renaissance begins here.”

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April 22, 2023

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.

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February 15, 2023

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.

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March 18, 2023

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!

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February 1, 2023

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.

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January 30, 2023

We've gone viral on TikTok! Take a look at our channel to see amazing poetry performances and more.

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December 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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December 11, 2022

The Get Lit – Words Ignite’s Past the Margin Gala honored H.E.R., Sekou Andrews, and Aron Baumel, and celebrated the creation of GRAMMY's Best Spoken Word Poetry Album award with 2023 nominee J. Ivy!

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November 3, 2022

At the ACSA San Diego Conference, Get Lit poets performed their own original poem about the power of education for administrators across Southern California.

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November 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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October 17, 2022

This month, we serviced over 300 students at three blitz shows in collaboration with UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance.

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October 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, who was also present in the audience– and enthusiastically snapping!

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September 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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September 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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August 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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June 15, 2022

Diane Luby Lane participated in a TedX Santa Barbara event about the power of poetry to transform literacy education.

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August 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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February 26, 2021

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September 2, 2021

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February 26, 2021

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February 26, 2021

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February 26, 2021

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February 26, 2021

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