Founded in 2006, Get Lit – Words Ignite fuses classic and spoken word poetry to increase teen literacy on the page and in visual media. It cultivates 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 artists, activists, scholars, and stars. 25 Get Lit Poets cowrote & costar in the feature film, Summertime, which is directed by Carlos López Estrada, opened Sundance 2020 and will be released in theaters in the summer, 2021.
Get Lit also offers the Literati Leadership Core is a professional development program designed to prepare older youth (18-22) for effective and ethical leadership. Literati Fellows graduate ready to put their talents to work, acting as catalysts for positive change in our community.