ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
NGO Name: Girls write now - Location: USA
Girls and gender-expansive teens of color are rarely given the guidance, care, and systemic support they need to gain confidence in their talents and accomplishments. This situation prevents them from graduating from high school and accessing college or career opportunities, perpetuating cycles of poverty and disempowerment.
The project's purpose is to match high school girls and gender expansive youth from underserved communities with professional writers for a one-to-one mentorship, structured around creative, critical, and digital skill-based programming and services.
Mentees create at the intersection of language, technology, and art, exploring sub-genres within poetry, fiction, memoir, journalism, and screen/playwriting, and learning digital skills such as audio and video editing, coding, and design. They also participate in Girls Write Now’s Writing Works programming, where they receive unique and personalized professional development, strengthening their writing and communication skills, and opening doors, on the pathway to college and career.