Paola Gianturco
  • Diane Luby Lane is the founder and executive director of Get Lit–Words Ignite, a Los Angeles-based arts education nonprofit that is transforming the landscape of teen literacy by empowering new generations in literature, self-expression and performing arts.
    Paola Gianturco
  • Students age 13 to 19 write spoken word poems as responses to classic literature. Get Lit helps over 30,000 teens a year transform their lives and communities by writing and performing 3-minute poems.
    Paola Gianturco
  • Get Lit started in 2006 with the mission to lower dropout rates and increase teen literacy for participants who grew up in families that struggle with addiction and homelessness in Los Angeles’ roughest neighborhoods. </br></br> Rhiannon McGavin, 17, from the organization Get Lit, in Los Angeles.
    Paola Gianturco
  • Get Lit's activist poets help more than 30,000 teens a year transform their lives and communities.
    Paola Gianturco
  • Get Lit Players pour their hearts, souls, minds and experiences into their poems. They perform at Classic Slams, open mics, schools and on television, as well as The Library of Congress, The Hollywood Bowl and the White House.
    Paola Gianturco
  • Pictured are some of the poetry books that the girls from Get Lit read.
    Paola Gianturco
  • Get Lit Players pour their hearts, souls, minds and experiences into their poems. They perform at Classic Slams, open mics, schools and on television, as well as The Library of Congress, The Hollywood Bowl and the White House.
    Paola Gianturco
  • Jessica Romoff, 16, explains, "I write about situations that have happened to me that I've noticed are trends with other girls. Things I think should not have happened. I aim at social justice issues but personalize them, always writing what is true to me. Normally, what I write is about men and boys. I want to illuminate for them how incorrect it is to take advantage of girls just because they can."
    Paola Gianturco
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