Description & History
Girls Write Now connects our young aspiring writers to accomplished women, to encourage self-expression and charting a bright future. Our program includes: -One-on-one Mentoring: We pair at-risk girls (mentees) and professional women volunteers (mentors) according to their interests. These pairs engage in writing/editing sessions once a week throughout the school year.
These projects are incorporated into a writing portfolio, edited with the help of the girls? mentors, to prepare them for job interviews, internships, contests, scholarships and the like.
-Writing Workshops: Our genre-based workshops (attended by mentees and mentors) are held one Saturday a month at Teachers & Writers Collaborative. Fiction, poetry, playwriting, memoir and journalism are used to explore issues and themes such as social justice, gender, race, and religion.
-Special Events: GWN sponsors college and career seminars, individual college counseling sessions with a certified guidance counselor, cultural field trips, and public readings featuring original student works.
Girls Write Now has been featured on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams and in The New York Times, and was distinguished by the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities as one of the top 15 after-school arts and culture programs in the nation.