A television writer and a high school student unpack laptops at a coffee shop and debate narrative structure. A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist breaks down her technique to an audience of eager young women. A high school principal invites a promising student into her office and hands her an application. A writer finally gets the cadence of her poem just right and her heart beats a little faster with pride. This is Girls Write Now.
Founded in 1998, Girls Write Now is New York’s first and only writing and mentoring organization for girls. Girls Write Now has been distinguished twice by the White House and the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities as one of the nation’s top after school programs, twice by the Nonprofit Excellence Awards as one of New York’s top ten nonprofits, and twice by the New York City Council as one of the city’s top girl focused initiatives. Our girls—over 90% high need and over 95% girls of color—have performed at Lincoln Center and the United Nations, published original work in Newsweek, Elle India, AOL Cambio/Huffington Post, and our award-winning anthology, and earned hundreds of Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. 100% of our seniors go on to college.