The College Bound Program provides free programming to a wide audience of underserved high school girls across New York City. It is open to all high school girls, whether or not they are in either of our mentoring programs. In the summer, we offer a free, expert-led workshop series focused on resume/cover letter writing and the college application essay. In the fall, we run a full-day College Bound Seminar.
Twice a year, Girls Write Now hosts a free College Bound workshop series and seminar, open to all NYC high school girls, to guide them on the road to college.
- Fall College Bound Seminar: This fall, get closer to the college of your dreams! Join over 150 high school girls, parents, and guardians for a series of workshops and panel discussions about college decisions, applications, financial aid, and more. You’ll hear directly from admissions officers, get an in depth guide on how to pay for college, receive professional advice on writing an effectual essay in your own voice and style, and talk to current college students about what college life is really like! The day also includes a college fair with representatives from a variety of great East Coast colleges.
- Summer College Bound Workshops: Brainstorm, draft, and refine your unique story to wow college admissions officers. Our free college essay writing workshops offer one-to-one advising and peer editing sessions that will help you find your voice and set you on the path to college. Workshops run in July.
College Preparation for Girls Write Now Mentees
100% of seniors in our mentoring program graduate high school and are accepted to college. We intend to continue our record by guiding girls through the college application process with proper tools and resources, and getting them accepted into the schools of their dreams.
All Girls Write Now senior mentees have year-round access to our College Prep Panel for advice on college applications and essays, financial aid, and college selection. Our college prep experts and members of our program staff provide customized, one-to-one guidance to mentor-mentee pair over the course of the year.
We also incorporate college prep activities into all of our trainings for mentees and mentors, inviting guest speakers from leading universities, as well as our Youth Board, to provide perspective on both getting to college and what it’s like once you’re there.