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Get Lit — Words Ignite brings classic poetry to the streets and street poetry into the classrooms. By engaging youth in great works of literature, in-school and beyond, teens engage in their own futures and unearth their potential.

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“To foster creative expression and provide an outlet for this generation's voice makes Get Lit an invaluable resource for our entire community.”

Rory Pullens, Executive Director of Arts Education, Los Angeles Unified School District

“The Get Lit Players are changing the landscape of literacy in Los Angeles and providing a model for the rest of the nation.”

Eric Garcetti, Mayor of Los Angeles

“I continually marvel at how a small, passion-driven nonprofit makes such a huge difference in filling the gaps in our education and social systems.”

Jonathan Zeichner, Executive Director, A Place Called Home

“Get Lit is the gold standard for bringing poetry into the lives of young people… students reach far beyond what they imagine they can achieve.”

Paul Cummins, Founder of Crossroads School & The Coalition for Engaged Education

Poetry As Insurgent Art

[I am signaling you through the flames]

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