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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

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It's All About Connection

The difference between Get Lit and other programs is that we connect overlooked youth with old masters. Hafiz, Neruda, Bukowski, and countless others chime in...coming back to life to unlock something in our city’s youth. This connection is vital and life-changing.

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