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September 15, 2009

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September 15, 2009

I've mentored with Girls Write Now for a year now, and it's been one of the best experiences of my life. The program is so encouraging, and the girls gain so much self-confidence in their writing. I still can't believe that 100% of GWN alumnae go on to attend college -- that alone should speak to the power of the GWN community! My mentee and I are very close and continued to work together on her writing even in the summer "off-season," and look forward to working together again next year.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

becoming close with my mentee and seeing real progress in her writing, like going from a C to an A on a paper that we re-wrote together.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

give it more money!

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

becoming close with my mentee and seeing her build confidence and writing skills.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

extremely intelligent, confident, and candid.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

give even more NYC girls the opportunity to nurture their writing skills and go on to college!

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I felt like there were enough resources for more girls to have access to this kind of opportunity.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

trying to grow on limited resources.

One thing I'd also say is that...

It's unfortunate how much time GWN staff (And mentors!) spend trying to raise money. I wish the government would subsidize this program. It's definitely worth it for the future of NYC students.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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September 15, 2009

I just started mentoring for GWN and am blown away by the incredible women I've already met through the program. It's seamlessly organized without feeling corporate, and incredibly inspirational without feeling too rah rah. I'm so pleased and honored to be a part of something so special.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

meeting other women writers dedicated to helping young girls.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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September 15, 2009

I'm a new mentor with Girls Write Now this year... After an engaging orientation program last week, I'm eager to start working with such intelligent and creative women to help cultivate teenage girls' love of writing. The orientation program was extremely well organized. I can only imagine what the rest of the year will offer.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the passion and enthisiasm of staff and volunteers.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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September 15, 2009

I have been involved with GWN for three years (two as a mentor), and it has been one the most fulfilling experiences. The group of mentors and mentees is more impressive every year, and I am inspired by the girls, who are talented and driven, to become a better writer and a better person. The pair sessions are great ways to nurture the pair relationship while working on writing and overall issues that the girls face (college, self-esteem, etc), and the monthly workshops bring together all of the pairs (I challenge anyone to say they are not inspired after these). Not only are we helping girls, but we are creating a community for like-minded ladies to come together.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

being both a mentor and a member of the program committee.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

helping shape young girls' futures by giving them the tools and the self-esteem they need to progress, and meeting amazing women who I now count among my closest friends.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

friendly and helpful.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Finally expand to include all the mentors and mentees on our waitlist, hire the staff it needs to run, and get a larger space.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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September 15, 2009

Mentor Training was an amazing experience, and if it is any indication of the rest of the year, I'm thrilled beyond measure. I went home and read all of the mentor and staff bios from our Training Handbook and was absolutely blown away by the talent, commitment, and dedication of each and every woman involved. I am honoured and humbled to be part of such a wonderful organization.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Mentor training. The training was extensive, thorough, and there is a committed support network to help mentors do the best we can when working with the young women "mentees".

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

~Sharing a common goal with like-minded women. ~The creativity and valuing of creative expression. ~valuing girls and women and creating a model of learning/teaching that works well for young women

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Helpful, committed, dedicated, warm, enthusiastic, organized, with a nice balance of being results-minded as well as process-oriented.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Shape a whole new way of learning and teaching, based on creative expression and empowerment of girls.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

September 14, 2009

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September 14, 2009

I'm a mentor at Girls Write Now, and I have to say that getting involved with GWN is hands-down one of the best, most rewarding experiences of my life. To see these young girls begin to find their own voice and develop strong senses of self is amazing. Go GWN!

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

developing a relationship with my brilliant, talented superstar mentee!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

amazing! So motivated!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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September 14, 2009

I just finished my mentor training for Girls Write Now. Every woman I met was incredibly inspiring and thrilled to be part of this group. I can't wait to get started this season!

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

they thoroughly prepare mentors.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

enthusiastic and dedicated.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

empower thousands of young girls with the written word.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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September 14, 2009

I'm a third-year volunteer mentor with Girls Write Now and this organization is so wonderful that I see no end in sight. I still keep in touch with my previous mentee, even though she is away at a top-notch college. I'm so proud of her and the work we did in Girls Write Now.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing how much the girls learn about writing and about themselves.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

working with my mentees in weekly one-on-one pair writing sessions.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

the most incredible women!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Serve more girls, offer even more exceptional programming, hire a bigger staff and grow.

Ways to make it better...

My experience has been great

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

money.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I love Girls Write Now!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

September 13, 2009

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September 13, 2009

I just went through training as a mentor with Girls Write Now, and I was blown away. This is clearly an extraordinary organization -- they are well-organized, passionate, persistent, and engaged in work that has the power to transform the lives of everyone lucky enough to be involved with them. The training session was comprehensive, insightful, professional and entirely inspiring. I'm looking forward eagerly to the coming year.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

smart, flexible, passionate, and FUN.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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September 13, 2009

In the universe of non-profit youth programs, GWN is a sensation. Its singular mission, highly efficient structure, and thoughtful/ambitious calendar are a model for any organization. After one year of volunteering, I feel such a powerful commitment to GWN -- not just to my awesome mentee but to the whole group & organization. This non-profit makes public service an empowering and invigorating experience.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my level of service to my community.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

getting to know and to help underserved girls in my city.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

super-committed, organized, full of a sense of mission and extremely clear about their goals for the organization.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

HELP URBAN AT-RISK GIRLS ALL OVER THE COUNTRY TO IMPROVE THEIR SELF-ESTEEM, THEIR WRITING, AND THEIR REAL-WORLD PROSPECTS.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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