Using the power of literature to change lives.
Founded in 2006 in Los Angeles, Get Lit is LA’s leading nonprofit presenter of literary performance, education, and teen poetry programs. Our organization has started a movement of young people, picking up a book, often, for the first time in their lives. At Get Lit we are committed to providing youth with as many opportunities as possible to develop a love of literature, poetry and language, and to present their voices in a variety of ways, including public performance, printed anthologies, and here on line. We believe that by inspiring a nation of teens to read, we are leveling the playing field between rich and poor, mainstream and marginalized, bringing previously unheard voices to the front.