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Training & Orientation — Girls Write Now Style

The school year is only just getting started, but we here at Girls Write Now have already hit the ground running! Across two mentoring programs, on three different days, and in two different locations, we’ve kicked off the 2013-14 year

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Breaking Through to Orientation

This post was written by first-year mentee Misbah, who attended Girls Write Now Orientation, September 28, 2013. No, you can’t go. What’s the point of it? You have other siblings, too, who need to be taken care of. Change the

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Speed Dating, Girls Write Now Style

This post was written by Digital Media Mentor Aparna, who attended our Digital Media Mentoring Program Orientation. Strangers meeting for the first time should nix hors d’oeuvres, cocktail attire, and name games in exchange for speed dating “Girls Write Now”

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A New Year Begins

On a Saturday afternoon, West 37th Street is a strange place. The stores are mostly shuttered, people are sparse, the cement caught in shadow. 247, with its gold-rimmed triple doors, is out of place as well, plopped down in the

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18th Floor – Reflection on Orientation

Second-year mentee Kirstie reflects on Girls Write Now’s 2013 Mentoring Program Orientation. 18th floor Rows of white chairs Bagels and juice Girls from all walks of life buzzing, catching up New mentors and mentees taking everything in Old mentees and

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The Perks of Being an Eavesdropper

This post was written by first-year Girls Write Now mentee Marquisele, who attended Mentoring Program Orientation at Girls Write Now on September 28, 2013. Here’s a riddle to start this off: What’s something fun to do alone or with friends?

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New Worlds for a Returning Mentor

At training last weekend, I met a mentor who wants to have coffee in a Paris café with Salman Rushdie, another who had most recently listened to ‘Pony’ by Ginuwine, and a new mentor who gave up on reading Keith

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On the Wings of a Journey into New Worlds…

As I glided up to the 18th floor with fellow first-year mentor, Wendy, my chest bubbled with a mix of excitement and jitters. But all of the nerves I felt when I entered the building were left at the door

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A Mentee on Mentors: Training Distilled

A new school year has begun and for Girls Write Now, it began as it always does: with Mentor Training. A day devoted to welcoming back old mentors, introducing new mentors to our curriculum, and, most importantly, helping them all

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