Today, consider honoring the mentor in your life with a donation to Girls Write Now.
Mentoring is the heart of what we do and having a mentor in your life makes all the difference. In fact, you may have a mentor who has changed your life and we’d love to hear more! If you are donating in honor of a mentor, leave their name in the note section on the donate page (and their email if you’d like us to let them know that you have made a gift in their honor).*
Each year at Girls Write Now, we pair hundreds of mentors with mentees and support the relationship as it grows and deepens during the year. The matching process is thorough and thoughtful as we consider everything from shared writing goals to personality quirks to favorite books and movies.
Mentor-mentee pairs in the program meet once a week — sometimes at a coffee shop, sometimes at the 42nd Street library, or the renowned Bowery Poetry Club — to work on their creative projects and support each other with feedback. Together, the pair attends monthly genre-based workshops to hone their writing skills and explore creative media tools, experiment with new styles and platforms, and hear from published authors and women in media, like poet Rupi Kaur, Rookie founder Tavi Gevinson, or WNYC Radiolab producer Molly Webster.
“Despite our different backgrounds, we are always able to relate to each other,” says mentee Madiha Alam of her mentor Diana Salvatore. “As a result, my mentor has helped me give more substance to the pieces I write.”
Celebrate your mentor with a gift to Girls Write Now. Thank you!
Mentorship matters, and having a mentor in your life brings not only the joy of a supportive relationship, but also enhanced academic, career, and creative prospects. We have seen this time and time again at Girls Write Now, and that’s why today we are celebrating mentor-mentee pairs at Girls Write Now and beyond. Tell us about your mentor!*
“I learn a lot from her — we’re collaborating more now, and I’m starting to be more descriptive and detailed in my work,” says Maya Gustave about mentor Milan Staples.
*We will showcase the mentors in our community for National Mentoring Month in January. Send your mentor’s name and how they helped you to communications@