Girls Write Now is honored to have been chosen as one of nine 2022 grant recipient by The Upswing Fund, a collaborative fund focusing on the mental health and well-being of adolescents who are of color and/or LGBTQ+. Through our partnership, we look forward to continuing to provide culturally responsive mental health resources and care to diverse and underserved adolescent populations.
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Girls Write Now Selected as a 2022 Grant Recipient by The Upswing Fund
Girls Write Now is honored to have been selected as one of nine 2022 grant recipients by Melinda Gates’ Upswing Fund. The grant will support our Writing Our Way to Wellness Initiative, allowing us to provide mental health and wellness resources to underserved adolescent populations.
AREAS OF FOCUS
Girls Write Now brings together an intergenerational, diverse community, creating an environment of creativity and support with the power to change lives. Our community spans beyond New York City and creates safe-spaces for youth of color and LGBTQ+ youth to connect and grow together— all while cultivating their creativity and finding their voices in community.
Mental Health and Wellness
Through workshops, salons, and community chats, mentors and mentees are introduced to mental health and DEI experts providing knowledge of wellness practices. Participants learn tools and strategies to engage in self-care, restorative well- being, and creative reflection.
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The Upswing Fund for Adolescent Mental Health is a collaborative fund focusing on the mental health and well-being of adolescents who are of color and/or LGBTQ+. Created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has had a devastating impact on young people across the United States, The Upswing Fund provides critical resources to front-line organizations that provide the services that young people rely on. In addition, the Fund supports efforts to address key systemic challenges in the adolescent mental health system such as stigma around seeking mental health support.