“I want to be that person who can be a gamechanger for a girl.” — Demetria Irwin, Mentor 2010-12; Program Advisory Committee member
The spirit of what we do is simple: every girl who’s passionate about writing gets a shot at exploring it. We introduce New York City 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.
Mentees and mentors 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.
BE A GIRLS WRITE NOW MENTEE
Are you a teen girl in grades 9-12 at a New York City public high school for the 2014-15 year? Form a one-to-one mentoring relationship with a professional woman writer and mediamaker to transform the fierce words in your journal into powerful stories, poems, podcasts, plays, eBooks, blogs, and more. Join our mentee class of 2014-15: apply now!
BE A GIRLS WRITE NOW MENTOR
Are you a professional woman writer, teacher, technologist, or community leader passionate about sharing your craft? Be a part of our dynamic community and mentor a teen writer. Learn more about joining our volunteer mentor class starting fall 2014: apply now!
Applications are due June 1, so why wait? Start your story now.
- Want to see more of what we do? Join us at our CHAPTERS Reading Series, where mentees get to take their work from #PagetoStage. It’s FREE for teens!
- Browse writing fresh from the workshops in our Portfolios section to get a peek at our programs in action.