The flagship Writing & Mentoring Program matches teen girls with professional women writers for an intensive mentoring relationship that lasts from one to four years. Alongside her mentor, each student hones her writing, editing, and public speaking skills; in the process, she becomes part of an intergenerational community of writers and builds self-confidence to make empowered choices in her school, career, and life.
The program focuses on the exploration of five sub-genres within the categories of poetry, fiction, memoir, journalism, and screen/playwriting. This program is recommended for girls interested in developing a body of work across genres. Mentors and mentees attend workshops and prepare for readings, taking their work from rough draft to a complete piece to be published in our annual anthology.