The Marquesha Babers Storytellers Fund
$3,350 raised
14 contributors
6 Years running

The Marquesha Babers Storytellers Fund exists to assist the Get Lit Players in reaching their goals and dreams. The GLPs are a troupe of teen poets who perform all around the world and engage their peers in social activism through art. Get Lit focuses on igniting high school students with love of literature and increasing teen literacy rates. Now, with this fund, we approach the question...what happens after high school?

Recently, one of our poets - Marquesha Babers - performed at the AYA Summit in DC to combat extreme poverty, sponsored by She spoke boldly about the challenges faced by girls everywhere, and in telling her own story, she revealed that she, too, was in need…of a home.

The women in the audience leapt to action and started The Marquesha Babers Storytelling Fund to aid Marquesha in her transition to independence and adulthood. The funds raised have succeeding in providing her with a safe, stable and clean home, as she works and applies. Marquesha is currently an ambassador for the groundbreaking documentary Girl Rising and performs with the Get Lit Players across CA and beyond!

Marquesha was deeply moved and responded to the overwhelming generosity of her Storytellers Fund by saying, “For every struggle you’ve had, don’t let it get you down. Say ‘thank you for my poem’.” To get a sense of Marquesha’s accomplishments, take a look at her performance at the Women in the World Summit HERE.

We now know the power of crowdfunding to aid and guide our Get Lit Players to lead bright and successful lives so that they, in turn, can give back to their communities and those who need their inspiration most. We are using this page to draw attention to other teen poets in need of YOUR support to help them reach their potential. Your contributions will create an immediate ripple effect that will change lives. You can truly make a difference!

We thank you for your support.


Diane Luby Lane

Founder & Executive Director

Get Lit – Words Ignite


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