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).
In the article:
"Through the curriculum and its vast anthology, students interact with contemporary and classic poets from Shakespeare to Nipsey Hussle.
Jeanetta Wolfe, an educator and poet, has taught it in her classroom for more than five years.
"I would just have to say transformative and life changing. That's not just a slogan," said Wolfe.
"Get Lit's slogan is 'claim your poem, claim your life' and it's just the absolute truth," added Wolfe, who teaches in southeast Los Angeles County.
"The first word that comes to mind when I think about Get Lit is 'opportunity,' because that's just what they've offered me is opportunities to learn about poetry and also just opportunities to share my work," said Jelina Hendrickson, a student at Mark Keppel High School.
Now, students are becoming teachers through Get Lit's, first-of-its-kind virtual platform Uni(verse.) They're reaching students across the country and the world."