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September 27, 2009

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September 27, 2009

Girls Write Now was and still is such a wonderful environment in which a girl can grow both as a person and a writer. Everyone in the community is so supportive; I felt safe and comfortable at the same time I started taking risks.

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

Girls Write Now could extend its resources to even more girls in NYC. It could find bigger spaces to host its events.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

September 27, 2009

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September 27, 2009

I was a Girls Write Now Mentee during the 2007-2008 school year and it really transformed the way I work as a writer. Coming in as a casual high school poet, mostly full of angst, my writing was transformed into serious work through experience in editing and a careful examination of process. Girls Write Now provided amazing contacts, starting with my individual mentor, who remains a critical part of my life, and expanding its way out to larger writing and art networks, including one that works with college age artists from around New York City. Although I frequently struggled with the contents of the workshops and the pressure to produce on the spot, they always left me with something to return to, to re-examine, edit, and transform after it was all over. Two hundred miles and over a year removed from my primary involvement with the organization, I still frequently exchange emails with staff members and mentors and my investment with the community remains, including hope of returning as some form of staff and giving back, providing the kind of support to HS girls that was given to me.

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

caring and supportive. Although my mentor was my primary contact from week to week, the staff members were always willing to listen and worked to create more opportunities for the mentees.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

September 23, 2009

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September 23, 2009

GWN was a wonderfully supportive organization for my daughter. It helped her gain confidence in her writing. She formed a close bond with her mentor and had a great experience.

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

wonerfully dedicated employees and staff willing to go the extra mile.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

September 23, 2009

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September 23, 2009

I was a mentee when I was in HS and greatly helped by GWN and my mentor. They helped so much with more than just school but also with how I was doing and how I was growing as an individual. My experiences with them led me to also volunteering and helping others the way that I was helped when I was younger.

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

They helped me better my writing and also mentored me on a personal level.

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

One on one mentoring

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

They were all amazing and helpful. Everyone had something wonderful to teach me.

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

Help many other girls with that much funding! They could have a bigger space and serve more girls become great leaders in the future.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

September 10, 2009

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September 10, 2009

Girls Write Now was the most formative and inspiring program I was ever a part of in my teenage years. My writing improved tremendously, and the community I had the opportunity to be a part of at GWN made me feel safe to take creative risks on the page. It's more than just a creative writing program, though. The emotional support you get from your mentor and from the rest of the community is so helpful, I don't know how I would have managed at times without it. The GWN community is a group of people who believe in you unconditionally, and it really meant a lot to me to have that, especially when it felt as though no one else cared. The only thing I would change would be the funding. If Girls Write Now had a bigger endowment, they could expand and make a difference in even more lives. :)

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

the sense of community I got from Girls Write Now. The workshops were the most exciting days of each month and my mentor was amazing and made me feel like I could accomplish anything I wanted to with hard work and dedication. The readings were fun, too.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

September 1, 2009

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September 1, 2009

I was introduced to Girls Write Now this spring. This became a chosen topic for a Making A Difference featured story, on NBC's Nightly News, with Brian Williams. The organzation is one of the best run programmes I have seen, for mentees to learn creative writing. By virtue of it's structure and focus, it creates an environment of caring and willingness to teach and inspire young women. With their positive approach, not only so the women learn, but they gain self confidence. Girls Write Now has a diverse group of mentors, from authors, to screenplay writers and professionals in the writing field. They provide the tools and share the wealth of knowledge for young women to grow and learn in a safe environment. The younger mentees are the next generation and Girls Write Now encourages then to follow their dreams.

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

I am going to volunteer with the organization in a role yet to be determined. More than likely it will be in the form of writing, either a grant, or donating time to help Girls Write Now.

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

The warmth and generosity of the mentors. The enthusiasm the mentees have about learning to write creatively. The cohesive management team, with unified goals and mission. The amount of volunteers that are willing to give up their time to help GWN

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

The Director of Girls Write Now. Mentors; Programme Director; Grants and administration staff.

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

Provide more opportunities with a larger facility; which would in turn, enable them to recruit more mentors and mentees. Expand GWN to other towns; cities in the U.S. Advertise and spread the word.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

September 1, 2009

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September 1, 2009

Girls Write Now has allowed me to get bprepared for college with one of their college based workshops. The showed me how to write a college essay an make it interesting to the admissions office

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

I met new people and learned how to make my college essays better.

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

They were Kind and very helpful. They were very concerned with our progress with our essays.. they showed interest and that they wanted to see us succeed.

Ways to make it better...

I had more classes duirng the week

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

September 1, 2009

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September 1, 2009

When I was little, I wrote one story after another. However, I did not have classes in school that would help me improve my skills. Then everything started when I joined Girls Write Now in 10th grade. Not only did I gain useful critic from my mentors over the last three years, I've also gained a family of strong girls and women who would listen to whatever problems I had. If not for Girls Write Now, I would not have had the chance to gain recognition in contests like the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards either. This is an awesome program that have strongly supported me in doing what I've always wanted, and it is still continuing to do so for many other girls. My time spent in this program will never be forgotten.

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

the opportunities and friendships I gained. By the time I left this program for college, I already feel like a professional writer without actually being one!

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

always willing to help! Everybody there is so cool and friendly; they make the workshops and meetings a party every time :).

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

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