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Invest in the young women and gender-expansive leaders driving the change we all need.
Where Do Girls Write Now Mentees See Themselves In 25 Years?
DID YOU KNOW?
73% of Generation Z report feelings of loneliness & isolation.
Female CEOs run just 4% of Fortune 500 companies.
Women & girls receive 1.6% of all charitable giving.
“…I found myself bottling up emotions when I desperately needed to release them. When I joined Girls Write Now, talented artists showed me how to translate my emotionality into media and writing. My work became clear, I could articulate myself better, and my self-confidence improved.”
Girls Write Now Mentee, Class of 2015; Recent Brown University Graduate, MA in Public Policy and Affairs
“As an immigrant myself, inspiring underserved young women and gender non-conforming youth to pursue careers at Dotdash Meredith is a dream come true! I know we can have a big impact on the future of Girls Write Now going forward as well as the lives of current mentees and graduates.”
VP Corporate Beauty at Dotdash Meredith & Girls Write Now Board Member
“It took me a long time to come back to my love of writing. And that’s why the work of Girls Write Now is so important. It’s exactly what I needed when I was a teenager.”
Author of The Body Liberation Project & Girls Write Now 2022 Honoree
YOUR SUPPORT ACTIVATES OUR GROWTH PLAN TO:
Geographically, virtually and in-person—to reach mentees across 32 states.
To serve the full life-cycle of the writer, from 14 to 24 and beyond.
Voices, incubate new publications, and place diverse talent in jobs and internships.
Through wellness, social justice, and civic education programs.
MEET MARCI ALBOHER & ROMAISSAA BENZIZOUNE:
What Girls Write Now Has Given Them and How They’re Giving Back
“For years, I’ve been a supporter and champion of Girls Write Now, a mentoring-through-writing program that is a hotbed of intergenerational relationships. I was drawn to this particular community because I felt I had something to offer to young people who are mostly aspiring first-generation college students (like I was), but I get a whole lot more than I give. I now have a collection of young women who are part of my life in various ways — some feel like mentees, some are friends, others are woven into my writing or professional life.“
Circle Donor & Mentor Alum
“I joined Girls Write Now as a mentee almost eight years ago, but the organization still makes my life vibrant today. I achieved my first bylines with the help of my mentor Robin Willig and the many other mentors I picked up along the way. I’m lucky to count Marci, photographed with me here, as one of them! Since my time at Girls Write Now, I’ve worked in media and publishing while freelancing, publishing my work in outlets including The New York Times, Teen Vogue, and The Observer, as well as writing my newsletter, One Thing. Without the many friends, mentors, and supporters I met through Girls Write Now, I never would have pursued my dream to become a writer.”
Teaching Artist & Mentee Alum
“I am such a fan of what Girls Write Now does…One of my favorite things about Girls Write Now is just how long the young women are in the organization and working with their mentors and developing their craft.”
Author and Girls Write Now Champion
“Girls Write Now shows mentees that their voices matter, that they deserve to take up space, and that instead of waiting for a seat at the table, they can build their own table and chair with a cute AF centerpiece…
Girls Write Now is everything.”
Comedian, Writer, Founder of Tiny Reparations, & Girls Write Now 2018 Honoree
“Now is the time to support. Now is the time to volunteer. Now is the time to become a mentor. Right here, right now.”
President of One Street Books, Managing Partner at Ebony Media Group & Girls Write Now 2022 Honoree
“Girls Write Now reminds me daily that there is always light if only we are brave enough to see it, if only we are brave enough to be it.”
Poet-Activist & Girls Write Now 2022 Honoree
YOUR GIFT DIRECTLY IMPACTS MENTEES & ALUMNI AS THEY REACH FOR THEIR DREAMS.
“In 2014, Girls Write Now took me from dreamer to Mentee. I’m now a third-year at NY Law School. After graduation, I intend to use my voice as a tenant’s rights advocate. Girls Write Now is where my love of activism took root.”
Girls Write Now Mentee, Class of 2015
New York, New York
fill my lungs with
for sky-blue embrace…”
Girls Write Now Mentee & Editorial Intern,
Free Verse Poet & Visual Artist
“From mentee to Googler, Girls Write Now carried me from high school to college, through internships and applying to grad school, positioning me now at the intersection of human and computer languages, enabling my fluency in both poetry and code.”
Girls Write Now Mentee, Class of 2007
Poet & Technical Writer
New York, New York
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