“I am pursuing my education because I am the leader of my life. I choose to go to college and make my mother proud of me. I choose to be educated.” – Fanta Camara, 2013 Mentee
So far this program year, your support has already helped girls like Fanta (above with her mentor Meg) achieve success as they expand their vision of the world. Fanta was born in Guinea, emigrated to the U.S., and is now thriving in the Bronx. Thanks to two years in Girls Write Now, Fanta is about to graduate from high school and attend NYC’s Mercy College, armed with a scholarship, a multi-genre writing portfolio, and in-demand skills in writing, communication, and public speaking.
Every step of the way, Girls Write Now helped Fanta reach her goals through our rigorous program, anchored by monthly workshops, one-to-one writing sessions, and college prep. Now, I ask you to join us in making a monthly commitment honoring Fanta and paving the way for the girls who come after her. Set up a monthly recurring donation today, and in honor of our 15th Anniversary, please consider giving $15 or more!
In this season of graduations, it’s worth remembering that 41% of NYC students still don’t complete high school on time. But 100% of our Girls Write Now mentees do, full of confidence as they head off to schools like Yale, NYU, Hunter, Mount Holyoke, and beyond. Your donations fund these successes and those of our future women leaders.
Girls Write Now Founder & Executive Director
P.S.This is the best kind of donation to make – quick and easy for you, sustained impact for our girls! Support Fanta and our other amazing mentees by making a monthly commitment today.