Get Lit - Words Ignite

Verified organization (us)los angeles, CA, United States Website
4 campaigns 81 contributions received $77,671 raised Member since November 2014
Get Lit – Words Ignite, founded by Diane Luby Lane in 2006, is a nationally recognized organization made to reach at-risk teens, stem dropout rates, and spark dramatically increased literacy among youth in Los Angeles. Fusing the power of classic poetry with the spoken word movement, Get Lit places the greatest poets of our time in dialogue with our youth. Through programs that foster cultural understanding, creative self-expression & performance technique, Get Lit reaches over 20,000 at-risk teens each year who transform their lives, families, and communities through art and social activism. Get Lit builds scholars, not statistics and navigates Los Angeles through this youth-led revolution to let teens reclaim their educations and unearth their potential. In the words of Walt Whitman, “Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself. [I am large. I contain multitudes.]”

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Get Lit - Words Ignite unites classic and spoken word poetry to increase literacy, empower youth, and inspire communities. Help us raise $25,000 to ignite our summer & celebrate our 10-year anniversary!

$24,675 raised of $25k goal
4 Years running

Get Lit's poets tell stories of the past to claim their futures. Help us raise $40,000 by June 30 to keep our programs going & growing! Let's lower drop-out rates and increase literacy and college enrollment. Build scholars, not statistics.

$40,391 raised of $40k goal
Finished July 21, 2015

Who wants to support teen literacy in L.A.?

$9,255 raised of $10k goal
6 Years running

The Marquesha Babers Storytellers Fund exists to assist teen poets participating in Get Lit Players to reach their dreams. These teen poets perform all around the world and ignite their peers into social activism through art. Get Lit focuses on ...

$3,350 raised so far
6 Years running