Hookist Supports Get Lit!
Hookist supports Get Lit because we love what they do! Get Lit fuses classic and spoken word poetry to increase teen literacy and cultivate enthusiastic learners emboldened to inspire social consciousness in diverse communities.
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Did you know 1 in 4 children in America grow up illiterate?
Get Lit was founded in 2006 after Diane Luby Lane created a one-woman show about the power of words and toured colleges with iconic Chicano poet Jimmy Santiago Baca. After the show closed, she couldn’t bear the thought of cutting off the work completely. She started teaching classic and spoken word poetry in two high schools in California, Fairfax and Walt Whitman. When the semester ended… the students wouldn’t leave. They insisted on meeting after school. The rest is history.
Today, the curriculum has expanded to almost 100 schools, and the Get Lit Players are the most watched poets on the internet. Curriculum requests flow in from Mexico to New Zealand.
- 97% of teachers see a significant increase in attendance, engagement, and grades after participation in Get Lit’s Core Program!
- 98% of Get Lit Players go to college, and 70% get scholarships!
- The Get Lit Players’ performances reach over 50,000 youth each year through performances AND over 100 million people online!
- The GetLit Players have performed at The White House, the UN General Assembly & The Queen Latifah Show – check them out!