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Review for Get Lit Words Ignite, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Get Lit - Words Ignite is a fantastic organization. It's about poetry and literacy, but it is also about empowerment, inspiration, coming into your own. As someone who has gone through the program, I can confidently say that Get Lit has changed my life. I have met countless mentors and made lifelong friends at Get Lit. Performing with people and writing poetry together brings you so much closer to the people around you. There is nothing else like it. Get Lit has given me life long skills. It has taught me how to believe in myself, how to collaborate with other people, how to write and edit my work, how to get feedback and adjust, and how to trust the process. It has given me work experience by allowing me to freelance and perform poetry at different venues. Additionally, the film program gave me an opportunity to make movies and collaborate with poets. We were flown to San Francisco to present our film at the Student Voices Summit, where we won first place. Get Lit gave us the resources to make stuff and get our art out there. Get Lit is truly a remarkable organization that provides so many opportunities for young people, it's almost impossible not to get involved and grow as a poet, a performer, a filmmaker, an educator, and simply as a person.

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