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September 1, 2009

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September 1, 2009

I am very pleased to be associated with GWN because of the awesome work they do. Their accomplishments and value to society is evident in the quality of young girls that participate and graduate the program. When I first came across the organization, I was impressed by their noble cause and creative (and effective) methods but their true impact was impressed upon me at the first Reading I volunteered at in the Spring. I was completely blown away by the confidence and talent that the organization had helped to bring to the surface in the diverse readers. I was equally amazed at the synergy between the mentors/mentees despite their vast differences. Keep on keeping on, GWN!

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

...........volunteering at the Readings and Events it put on to showcase the young writers.

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

.......the transformation of participants!

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

enthusiatic, talented, and collegial

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

Conquer ALL NYC!!! Especially schools that are in low-income and underserved communities.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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September 1, 2009

GWN is a group of caring individuals with tremendous passion for helping girls succeed. I have worked with this organization for a number of years as a volunteer and have been consistently impressed by the quality of the writing curriculum, the capacity of the staff and board members and their commitment to building up an infrastructure for the sustainability of this effective program.

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

highly energized, highly organized, fun, creative and passionate

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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September 1, 2009

Girls Write Now has given me the opportunity to work with young ladies who have an expressed interest in writing. Their enthusiasm and passion for the written word has reinvigorated my own love of text and prose, what power it holds and effect it has on people. Watching these young ladies grow and develop of one or more school years is exciting and rewarding to me personally, and I believe for our extended community as well.

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My mentee is an immigrant from the Dominican Republic. No one in her family has graduated high school, and/or gone to college. After participating in Girls Write Now she is in her second year at Drexel.

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

Working with the outstanding high school age young ladies and phenomenal New York Mentors.

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

Professional journalists, editors, freelance writers, screenwriters and playwrites.

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

Expand to serve more girls in more cities. A huge boon to our educational system.

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 1, 2009

I jumped at the chance to be part of this organization as soon as I discovered it, and it has far exceeded my expectations. There is no other organization that does what Girls Write Now does: creates a community based on a shared love of writing between established, adult women and teenage girls who don't have many other outlets. In my years as a mentor, I've watched girls blossom as a result of the professional yet candid and friendly relationships we form; & I've seen girls produce creative works that rival many published pieces. Girls Write Now started as a brilliant, one-of-a-kind idea, and it's been executed so well it's now a part of the fabric of New York City.

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

Change 100 million girls' lives, all around the world - and in turn, change the world.

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 1, 2009

GirlsWriteNow is one of those extraordinary organizations that truly transforms the lives of the inner city girls it serves. As an Advisory Board member for the past year, I have witnessed the vibrant dedication of a network of professional women building bridges for promising girls all the way to college and beyond. Public multimedia events hosted by GirlsWriteNow always inspire girls, their families, and professionals in the fields of wordsmithing. The small hardworking staff provides for girls far past the 9-5.

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

transform the way writing is taught in public schools, provide college writing scholarships, and expand their journalism presence online.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

May 24, 2011

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September 1, 2009

I have had the privilege of being a mentor at Girls Write Now for two years; thus, I've gotten to know two girls very well--helping each with her school and personal writing. I've also learned about ... more

May 24, 2011

I have worked with many organizations that serve young people and focus, particularly, on helping them with their writing. " Girls Write Now" is definitely one of the very best. They're a well-organized, extremely creative, and widely diverse group of women interested in bringing the most up-to-date, practical, and yet wonderfully cutting-edge writing experiences to high school girls. One hundred percent of the girls
involved in the program go on to college. They don't all become writers, but they do have a much better idea of what it means to write well, and they have confidence in their ability to do so.

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I have watched hundreds of girls benefit substantially from their work with GWN, and I have personally benefited by writing more myself and meeting a creative group of mentors and girls.

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

Make it bigger!

September 1, 2009

I have had the privilege of being a mentor at Girls Write Now for two years; thus, I've gotten to know two girls very well--helping each with her school and personal writing. I've also learned about the lives of hundreds of other girls--through readings and workshops--and met scores of writers, who have shared valuable writing tips. This year, particularly, has been rewarding for me. The high school girl I mentor grew up in Tibet, and I truly think I may have learned more from her than she has from me! Together we've opened worlds to each other.

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

spending more time on my own writing and learning weekly what works and what is weak in writing.

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

getting to know other women and girls of all ages. I've been fascinated by the differences (and similarities) in women's experiences.

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

engaged, creative, funny, funky, and great 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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