Get Lit - Words Ignite is a non-profit organization that fuses classic and spoken word poetry to increase teen literacy on the page and in visual media. Get Lit was founded in 2006 by author and educator Diane Luby Lane whose goal was and is to cultivate enthusiastic learners emboldened to inspire social consciousness in diverse communities. Now in 150 schools and counting, our programs significantly impact youth from age nine to young adulthood primarily in under-resourced areas and include in-school and after-school programs, poetry and film summer camps, our annual Classic Slam competition, the Get Lit Players teen performance troupe, Literati Leadership Core and Get Lit Media youth-run production studio.
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