Support Project Lit, an out-of-school time program that uses poetry, hip-hop and drama to promote literacy and activate social and emotional learning with young and emerging adults.


Participants in the Project Lit programs practice and gain skills like public speaking, self-confidence, communications and collaboration.


Thanks to a generous contribution from Bill Passey and Maria Silva, and additional funds from the Elliott and Nesbitt families, every gift made to the Project Lit Challenge will be matched up to $40,000. Funds raised will support the delivery of this critical program in schools and beyond.


In 2017-18, Project Lit was offered at 15 schools and over 11,000 students were reached through workshops, assemblies and performances.


 A participant in the program said of her experience, “Through Project Lit, I feel like I found my voice. I feel more confident, I’m more comfortable speaking, and my writing has improved. I learned to express myself without the fear of being judged.”




Double your impact by making a contribution today! 


Click above to make a contribution, or contact Renee Lopata, Mesa Arts Center Development Director at or call 480-644-6613.