NBCUniversal Foundation’s 21st Century Solutions Grant

We’re beyond thrilled to announce Girls Write Now is the recipient of a grand prize $100,000 social innovation grant from NBCUniversal Foundation’s 21st Century Solutions Grant Challenge Awards! Girls Write Now won the first place award in the NBC New York market for our Digital Media Mentoring Program. This grant, applicable in 10 of NBCU’s most

Flavorpill Social Impact Partner

2015 is off to a great start, and we’re giddy with excitement to finally announce that we are Flavorpill’s Social Impact Partner for the first half of the year! Flavorpill Media – home to Flavorwire and Flavorpill – is looking to give back to their community in a meaningful, sustained way, so they’ve dedicated staff resources, creativity and enthusiasm

$1M STARS Citywide Girls Initiative

Bold effort will deepen and expand services in sports, education, the arts and leadership development for more than 1,000 girls citywide. Girls Write Now is beyond thrilled to announce our participation in the STARS Citywide Girls Initiative, funded at $1 million by the New York City Council. In collaboration with five leading NYC nonprofits, the

Introducing Our New Board Members!

The new year brings some new faces to Girls Write Now! We’ve added four new members to our Board of Directors, rounding out this group of incredible advocates to a total of sweet sixteen. From an intellectual property attorney and small business strategist to a veteran ABC News producer and a mentor-alumna—they all have a passion for helping

#MentoringWorks

January is National Mentoring Month! Launched in 2002, it’s a time to reflect and celebrate the need for mentors, and how we can all work together to increase the number of effective mentors striving to assure positive outcomes for young people. Obviously, it’s an important and exciting month for us at Girls Write Now. We’ve

The Multi-Faceted, Slightly Amorphous Nature of Mentorship

This post was written by Shara Zaval, a mentor in the Writing and Mentoring Program. My friends and I often joke about Americans’ obsession with labeling ourselves…there’s a new Buzzfeed quiz every day that tells you which breed of dog you are and which era of clothes best fits your personality, and I personally view

Together, we’re rewriting the future

2014 was quite a year here at Girls Write Now. From honoring Gloria Steinem to presenting at the United Nations to a 100% high school graduation rate for teens in our programs (and some full-rides to Columbia!) — we witnessed our mentees claim their voices and write their futures in kaleidoscopic ways. To champion these young voices, we