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Get Lit - Words Ignite

Get Lit - Words Ignite fuses classic and spoken word poetry to increase teen literacy on the page and in visual media. We cultivate enthusiastic learners emboldened to inspire social consciousness in diverse communities, transforming students into artists, activists, scholars, and stars.


5 Submitted Ideas

  • LEARN ·2023 Grants Challenge

    Uni(verse) interactive youth poetry platform

    Uni(verse) is Get Lit's revolutionary hybrid learning system that fuses education, technology, and media, centered on youth voices. Featuring our proven, award-winning Spoken Word curriculum including an annually-updated digital Anthology of thousands of poems, Uni(verse) gives teachers and students powerful tools to elevate learning and literacy levels, and provides an inspiring path to social-emotional learning combined with training in 21st century life and workplace skills of communication, critical thinking, creativity, and collaboration.

  • LEARN ·2021 Grants Challenge

    Uni(verse), the world's first interactive classroom poetry platform

    Get Lit’s Uni(verse) is the world's first interactive poetry platform designed with youth voices and stories at the center. Based on our award-winning curriculum, this learning management system invites students to dialogue with the past, bring it to the present, and build new worlds through the gravity and impact of their voice. Our hybrid, deeply personal call-and-response model enables students across L.A. to share art in and outside of school with peer-to-peer feedback, and engage in activism to affect change in their classes and community.

  • LEARN ·2020 Grants Challenge

    Get Lit – Words Ignite Online Curriculum

    This grant will support the launch of Get Lit’s Online In-School Curriculum for all students and teachers in L.A. County. Our award-winning and impactful poetry, literacy, and youth empowerment curriculum is the only program in the nation that combines learning classic literature with the creation of poems by youth. It is approved as a Univ of CA ‘A-G’ college prep elective, and has been proven to significantly raise youth literacy, reduce drop-out rates and improve graduation rates, and deeply affect students’ socio-emotional wellbeing.

  • CREATE ·2018 Grants Challenge

    Literary Riot Creative Collective: A Radically Inclusive Youth-Led Content Studio

    "Literary Riot" is a creative collective of young voices from wildly diverse backgrounds who turn social media into social action through the creation and distribution of engaging impact media.

  • CONNECT ·2016 Grants Challenge

    Get Lit Players go on a 'Lit for Literacy' Tour in Los Angeles' first Poetry Bus!

    The Get Lit Players go on a 'Lit for Literacy' tour with their new book 'Get Lit Rising' to promote literacy and self expression amongst underserved and marginalized Los Angeles youth.