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Girls Write Now, Inc.
September 7, 2009

I first heard about girlswritenow from a friend. Interested in seeing what they do I attended my first reading over 1 year ago. Two memories particularly standout from that reading: 1) One of the girls reading a very personal story started to cry and have difficulty finishing reading. Spontaneously a couple of senior girls in the group (ones that had previously read that day) joined the struggling girl on the stage. They spoke quietly to hear while they had their supportive arms wrapped around her. With their support, the struggling reader was able to complete her piece. I felt this clearly symbolized what this organization was about...not only female mentorship from professional writers but creating a sense of family and support within a group from very ethnically and socially diverse backgrounds. The organization had clearly fostered this in addition to developing up and coming professional writers. 2) There had been a discussion behind me about how amazing it was that every girl that had completed the program went on to college/advanced education. I found that impossible to believe given all the additional personal challenges that many of these girls encountered daily. But it was in fact true. These experiences along with the wonderfully creative and high quality work that the organization creates defines girlswritenow making it a model nonprofit. I've since remained involved and try to help such a wonderful organization anyway that I can.

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

attending a number of readings and receiving regular updates.

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

recognizing the positive lifelong effect that this organization has on every girl, mentor, volunteer, donor, and audience participant.

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

the most dedicated group that I've encountered. I say that being involved in many nonprofits from volunteer to board president.

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

make such an incredible impact in the lives of so many deserving girls/women.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Donor & Provided money support and time helping prepare literature and organize for readings.