Partnering with the Kennedy Center’s Turnaround Arts Program, Get Lit brought its unique curriculum (pairing classic poetry with spoken word response) to Ms. Nagle’s and Mr. Higgins’ 7th grade classes at Sierra Prep Intermediate in Santa Ana, California.

After a 12-week residency, the classes celebrated their graduation sharing their individual classic and response poems, as well as group classic and response performances.

Turnaround Arts partnerships work with students from 4th grade to 8th grade. (More information on Turnaround Arts.)

Congrats to these awesome 7th graders! Plus, a huge thank you to their teachers and Get Lit mentors!

Ms. Nagle’s Class Graduation

Mr. Higgins’ Class Graduation

Get Lit mentors Monique and Arielle receive surprise thank you t-shirts from a very happy teacher!