“At that moment, I realized what Girls Write Now was all about. Here’s this brilliant sports writer for the Associated Press, and she’s totally immersed in my poem.” – Lashanda Anakwah, mentee alum
The spirit of our organization is simple: every girl who’s passionate about telling their story gets a shot at exploring it. We introduce NYC public high school girls to women writers and digital media professionals from every discipline, who join Girls Write Now as mentors to pass on their craft. As mentees work with their mentors, a one-to-one relationship becomes a two-way street.
Mentors and mentees become crit partners, collaborators, and lifelong friends. A typical pair session can involve building on a work in progress, fine-tuning application essays for a college-bound senior, editing each other’s poems, or taking a field trip to places designed to inspire, like museums, movies, or a new neighborhood.
Stay tuned for some brand new mentor-mentee snapshots.