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Review for Girls Write Now, Inc., New York, NY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a consultant with Girls Write Now for the past 3 years, providing support in the area of psychological counseling. Each year the mentors and mentees fill out a questionnaire about their experience in the program. It gives me a good idea of the relationships that have been established between professional female writers and the young female writers from under-served communities. Each year I have been impressed by the dedication and enthusiasm for the writing they are doing and the unique relationships they are forging. More than just teachers, the mentors at 'Girls Write Now' often fill the role of big sister, therapist, surrogate parent and best friend. For young teens from struggling backgrounds who are navigating the NYC public school system towards college the support and guidance provided by GWN is invaluable.

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

The encouragement everyone shows for each other and for the students in particular.

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

Inspired, smart and dedicated to the process of writing and to making a connection with the students.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

Role:  Professional with expertise in this field & I lead workshops and online advice for mentors.