Girls Write Now, Inc.

Rating: 4.94 stars   132 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Education

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
2009 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 3 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

I absolutely loved this program. Writing is one of my passions and this program has given me the opportunity to share my passion with people who were also in love with writing. The class was invigorating and fun. I loved the way that fun and learning were intertwined.

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

Warm and inviting. They were always available for you when you needed help.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-7-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

I was lucky enough to attend the spring reading of Girls Write Now at the New School this year and was just beyond blown away by this program: The passion the mentors demonstrated with their young women the work produced by these very young, but obviously enormously talented, remarkable women. All I could think was, if only every girl had access to a program like this, the world would a completely different place full of powerful articulate fearless women like the girls from Girls Write Now. Rock on!

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

Seeing and hearing remarkable young women who are too often silenced, come forcefully into their own

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

all passionate, proud of their successes and wonderfully friendly

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-6-01

 
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