“Girls Write Now is one of those extraordinary organizations that truly transforms the lives of the inner-city girls it serves.” — Kathleen Sweeney, author and Girls Write Now volunteer
With eighteen years of experience under our belt, Girls Write Now knows a lot about community-building, mentoring, empowering women, writing, and more. We put that knowledge into action through our programs — highly-structured, yet personalized; challenging, yet rewarding; and designed to provide creative and engaging opportunities for women of all ages.
- Our mentoring programs match girls with professional women writers and includes portfolios, readings, and publication, supplemented with supports like workshops and college prep.
- Through our college prep offerings, we help New York City area girls navigate the college admissions process.
- Our CHAPTERS Reading Series and QWERTY Digital Exhibition, held annually in the spring, are open to all and showcases the city’s best teen writers.
We take girls seriously for who they are, as well as who they will become. The relationships we foster tear down stereotypes, building a community of women writers of all ages who work to inspire and support one another with every pair session, every reading, and every workshop.