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

Rating: 5 stars  

I can't say enough about this organization! I was a mentor with Girls Write Now for seven years and am now on the Program Committee. I was paired with five wonderful mentees over that time and every one of them taught me something too and inspired me. The girls in this program are so motivated, talented, bold, and creative. And they get so much out of the program -- from the personal guidance from a professional writer to the group writing workshops, to the public readings. It is an amazing opportunity to be part of this community and help these young writers find their voices and grow. The mentors gain so much as well! I am always inspired and proud when I see our mentees read their works on stage at our annual reading. Throughout the course of a season, they all learn so much and really come into their own. Every year is more special and impressive than the last!

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

Working one-on-one with five fabulous mentees who have all blown me away with their unique talents, being part of a creative and supportive writing community, and improving my own writing through our workshops and guest speaker series.

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

Expand our reach to girls across NY, the country, and even the world! Teen girls need supportive role models and especially with writing, someone to give them guidance, attention, and support to help them grow. Our work is critical & has a lasting impact.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

Role:  Volunteer & I mentored teen writers for 7 years, facilitated writing workshops, and now recruit/enroll mentees as a menber of the Program Committee.