Girls Write Now is celebrating its 20th anniversary! What’s next? We are strengthening our commitment to the next generation of women writers and creative media makers and we want you to be a part of the plan. What do you wish for young women as we prepare for 20 more years? Please email us your wishes for the next generation of women at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you believe in our mission of championing young women’s voices, support us during this crucial year and be a part of our future. We would also like to thank ThoughtMatter for their help in producing our 20th anniversary design assets.
“I’m so happy to be a high schooler and to be able to apply to this program. I’ve been wanting to join for so long!” —Kylie G., First-year Mentee
A new program year is underway, and we were thrilled to welcome members of the Class of 2018 and their parents to our New Mentee Friends & Family Open House. 140 pairs are enrolled across the Writing & Mentoring Programand the Digital Media Mentoring Program. We can’t wait to see the relationships our pairs will build this year and the portfolios and projects that they will produce!
Girls Write Now mentees and alums recently helped celebrate Lenny Letter‘s 2nd birthday by writing impromptu typewriter poetry for guests of their anniversary party.
Second-year mentee Daleelah Saleh reflects on learning to grow more comfortable with sharing her words with strangers, writing that the party taught her “a few life lessons that take many people years to learn: Be willing to go with the flow, and keep an open mind.”
In celebration of our upcoming 20th anniversary, we’re featuring conversations between Girls Write Now mentees and their mentors, highlighting the unique bond they share. Today’s spotlight is on mentee Jiselle Abraham and her mentor, Heather Strickland, who first started together in our Digital Media Mentoring Program before continuing together in our Writing Mentoring Program.
“It’s impossible to find a more fulfilling experience—the people in this organization love what they do, and they make it easy for you to love it, as well.” —Victoria S., Summer 2017 Programs Intern
Our summer interns reflect on their experiences, and we check in with our former interns, who have gone on to become Fulbright scholars and work at companies such as WNYC, the National Organization for Women, Penguin Random House, Time, Inc. and CNN. Find out what Girls Write Now means to them, and learn about how you can join our team!