Now, more than ever, is the time to champion girls and their stories.
There is a critical time in a teen girl’s life when she becomes creatively and intellectually open and aware. Girls Write Now seizes this moment to help girls harness the power of their voices. By taking the risk to share their stories, they change the trajectory of their own lives, and make the world a better place as ambassadors for hope and change.
Now in our 17th year, Girls Write Now continues to celebrate the strides girls have taken on the global stage — from our music video honoring 17-year-old activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai to our own 17-year-old girls performing their original work live at the United Nations in honor of International Day of the Girl. With our girls’ backgrounds spanning all five boroughs and countries around the world, we’ve never been more excited to mentor the next generation of women writers.
Newsweek highlighted Girls Write Now as an after-school program making a difference. The New York Observer calls Girls Write Now, “a charity we need now as much as ever.” And, Girls Write Now was nominated as one of ten semifinalists in the 2014 New York Nonprofit Excellence Awards.
Our girls raise their voices and claim their place in the conversation through mentorship with professional women writers, friendship and community. The results? Empowered girls who are skilled writers in all genres and digital media. 100% share their voices with the world-on stage, in print, and online-and 100% of seniors go on to college to become tomorrow’s great thinkers and leaders.
Girls Write Now Founder and Executive Director
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