Girls Write Now, Inc.

Rating: 4.94 stars   132 reviews

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Location: 247 West 37th Street Suite 1800 New York NY 10018 USA

Mission: Girls Write Now Inc. (GWN) is New York’s premier creative writing and mentoring non-profit organization, matching bright, creative teenage girls from the city’s public high schools with professional women writers in the community since 1998. Through weekly one-to-one mentoring, monthly group genre-based workshops, and a five-part public reading series, their mission is to provide a safe and supportive environment where underserved or at-risk high school girls can expand their natural writing talents, develop independent voices, and build confidence in making healthy choices in school, career and life. The organization has recently been featured in The New York Times and on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams. Girls Write Now has been distinguished by the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities as one of the top arts- and humanities-based programs in the country serving youth beyond the school hours. More: www.girlswritenow.org.
Geographic areas served: New York City
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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

I'm a mentee in the GWN program, it's been the best experience I've had. It's amazing how so much peole have the same interest as I do. It's amazing how a writing program can promote so much enthusiasm towards writing. Well this program has. I've had an amazing time with my mentor who I love very much. I mean why in the world would I give up my time and some Saturdays for 3 of my life that I would never get back to a program I don't like. I wouldn't. So thank you for all GWN has given me.

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

I'm a mentee who enjoys it.

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

I would get a bigger space for our workshops.

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

The amazing people who support me and care.

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

Amazing and talented indivuals.

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

Wow it could extend the helping hand that try already have to a larger group of girls. The opportunity are endless.

Ways to make it better...

Everything that was needed we could have.

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

The space.

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

This program changes life in so many ways.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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6 people found this review helpful

Girls Write Now is a phenomenal program that allows young girls to further their writing with professional women writers. What can be better than that? It's helpful, relaxed, fun, and encouraging.

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

the open environment in which a young girl can talk about her writing.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

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2 people found this review helpful

I've always loved writing. As I grew older I began to notice fewer opportunities for young writers in and out of school. The writing programs I did find would usually cost a bit of money for just a handful of classes. So when I came home from my first workshop at Girls Write Now I was ecstatic. My writing was not the only thing that flourished with the help of my mentor and fellow mentees. My self confidence grew and I became more comfortable with sharing my work. I found support and guidance at Girls Write Now and strong women to look up to. GWN is not just about the writing, it's about building relationships and supporting the innovation of my generation.

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

I've enjoyed the fact that my writing has improved tremendously and I have met some pretty amazing people (mentees and mentors) in the process!

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

All the staff and volunteers were supportive, encouraging and welcoming. Everyone is also very talented and full of life.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

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2 people found this review helpful

Write, eat good food, write some more, and go home knowing something new about a new genre of writing. I especially enjoyed the playwriting workshop, because it was relaxed and fun.

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

I now read in front of large groups of people - ONLY because of Girls Write Now - in school I would never do it.

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

explore more than one genre at a time.

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

My mentor!

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

friendly and very responsible, keeping everyone up to date on things.

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

buy its own building.

Ways to make it better...

the workshops weren't so long.

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

the readings

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

You would probably enjoy Girls Write Now even if you didn't enjoy writing that much.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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4 people found this review helpful

This is the first year I've been involved with Girls Write Now, and I honestly had more fun at their orientation than I thought I would. I was there for 5 hours and never got bored. It was really enjoyable and everyone was so friendly. :)

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

much friendlier than i thought they'd be.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

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4 people found this review helpful

This is my fourth year as a mentee at GWN. It has completely changed my life in both implicit and explicit ways. I have become a noticeably better writer through workshops, but especially through the relationship I have built with my wonderful mentor who shares her talent and passion with me. In terms of my life, GWN has heightened my exposure to diversity and the ways in which I exist in this world as a member of a writing community that is representative of a global community. I love this program with all my heart and I am so grateful for what it has given to me and how I have seen it give to others.

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

Girls Write Now is empowerment through eloquent words and women of all ages, bodies, colors, and spirits.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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5 people found this review helpful

Girls Write Now is not only a community but a force. They are a dedicated and passionate organization. Without their sense of community and desire to give girls the space to write, I don't know what type of writer I would be today. Like many public high schools, my school did not teach creative writing. Girls Right Now introduced me to a group of serious, professional writers. Their organization helped me feel less isolated in my high school. Girls Write Now introduced me to the poet, Zaedryn Meade. She tirelessly encouraged me to write. Without Girls Write Now and the great support they offered, I would never have met her. We've been friends since!

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

School.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007-1-01

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7 people found this review helpful

Girls Write Now is a wonderful organization with the ability to support and encourage the growth of many young girls who need it. Girls Write Now has increased my courage and self-confidence, and for that I will always be grateful.

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

the general encouragement given to the girls who participate in the program. It creates a safe environment to learn and grow.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

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4 people found this review helpful

My English (not only writing, but also reading & speaking)improved a lot through Girls Write Now!! The activities & programs that they offered are excellent~! I am proud and blessed of being a mentee of the community

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

professional, kind-hearted and supportive female writers. They always offer some helpful advice to me.

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

expand the community so more girls in the city can participate this program.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

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4 people found this review helpful

This is my third year as a mentee with Girls Write Now. My time with this organization has helped me grow immensely as a writer and as a person, and my mentor will be a life-long friend.

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

help women writers and girls all over the world reach their full potential.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

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