We’d like to thank Penguin Random House employees for once again voting Girls Write Now as the organization that will benefit from this year’s Penguin Random House Global Walk!
Last year, Penguin Random House employees helped raise more than $33,000 for Girls Write Now, breaking a fundraising record for their Annual Global Walk and showing that they really do walk the walk for young writers!
All funds raised by Penguin Random House will directly support Girls Write Now’s writing and mentoring programs. Our students are 90% high need, 90% girls of color, and 20% immigrant. We’ll be cheering for Penguin Random House walkers every step of the way as — together —we shape the future of women in publishing.
Founded in 1998, Girls Write Now is the first organization in the country with a writing and mentoring model exclusively for girls. Girls Write Now provides guidance, support, and opportunities for at-risk and underserved girls from New York City’s public high schools to develop their creative, independent voices, explore careers in professional writing, and learn how to make healthy school, career and life choices.
100% of Girls Write Now’s seniors graduate high school—bringing with them portfolios, awards, scholarships, new skills, and a sense of confidence. Mentees from the Class of 2012 won an astounding 27 regional and national awards in the Scholastic Arts & Writing competition, along with full scholarships through Posse and Questbridge, among others. Girls Write Now has built a record of achievement and innovation that has been recognized twice by the White House, by The New York Times, NBC Nightly News, and the global branding firm Siegel+Gale. In 2012, Youth, I.N.C. honored GWN as one of the most enterprising nonprofits improving the lives of New York City youth.
Penguin Random House employees, get started on your fundraising now with our FirstGiving fundraising page.