On September 16, 2016, our beloved former Get Lit Player poet and US Marine Carlos Segovia was gunned down in South Central LA, a victim of random violence. Carlos’s senseless death created an outpouring of love as thousands gathered to mourn his passing.
During the Classic Slam, Get Lit will award a $3,000 cash endowment to one deserving high school senior, who has been accepted to college and needs additional funds for travel, books, or other education related incidentals.
We are looking for student writers who exhibit the same strong character and kindness as Carlos did. In this way, we carry on his memory and reward students whose character closely resembles his.