The Nonprofit Helping Young Women Develop Their Voice

Girls Write Now connects underserved high school girls with female professionals in the field of writing.


Girls Write Now mentorship program cultivates young women's voices. (oliveromg /

Writing is the vehicle for change behind the nonprofit Girls Write Now. Their unique format matches high school girls of color from underserved communities with inspiring female professionals in the field of writing and communication.

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The award-winning after school arts program takes New York City area high school girls with a passion for writing, and propels them to the next level by providing one-on-one mentoring, workshops, publication in literary anthologies and college prep. The relationship built between the mentor and the mentee is based on a shared commitment from both women, who meet on a weekly basis for up to four years. The exchange of ideas and mutual love of writing has created a number of success stories - not to mention long-lasting friendships.
Faced with the statistic that 27% of high school students do not graduate with proficient writing skills, Girls Write Now has cultivated over 4,000 young female writers in the past 17 years who have gone on graduate and head to college.
The nonprofit is playing a major role in creating the future voices of tomorrow – led by the influential women of today.