Girls Write Now is proud to be a founding member of STARS Citywide Girls Initiative, a coalition of ten nonprofits leading girls’ and gender-expansive youth programming in New York City.
Over the past decade, we’ve joined forces to advocate for girls, young women, and gender-expansive youth from systemically underserved communities—supporting their growth emotionally, academically, and physically to be strong, skilled, and successful leaders.
LEADING PROGRAMS for GIRLS & Gender-Expansive Youth
10 YEARS UNITED
TO ADVOCATE FOR GIRLS & Gender-Expansive Youth
RAISED FOR GIRLS & Gender-Expansive Youth
GIRLS & Gender-Expansive Youth IN ALL 51 NYC COUNCIL DISTRICTS
STARS COMMUNITY ORGANIZING ECOSYSTEM
SUPPORTING THE NOW GENERATION ACROSS
STARS IS A VERB
STARS 2023 EVENTS
STARS Game Night
Saturday, January 21, 3:00-6:00 PM
Located at Coexist Gaming
325 West 38th Street, Store 3
New York, NY
STARS Leadership Breakfast
Wednesday, March 8, 8:30-10:00 AM
STARS Self-Care Celebration
Week of March 13
STARS Youth Town Hall
Saturday, May 13, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
STARS INITIATIVES & PROGRAMS
STARS Self-Care Celebration Week
Celebrate self-care in every way with STARS Self-Care Week! Join us for a series of events designed to honor care in all forms. Through wellness, play, creativity, and joy, we’ll celebrate each facet of supporting yourself.
Get Her There Campaign
STARS celebrates with Michelle Obama’s Girls Opportunity Alliance, empowering adolescent girls around the world through education. Through STARS, Girls Write Now mentee Kayla Morgan was able to attend the event in New York City, featuring guest speakers Michelle Obama, Melinda French Gates, and Amal Clooney.
National Women’s Hall of Fame Induction
Girls Write Now mentees Alyssa Fowler, Sheyla Javier, and Natalie Henry participated in a six-month fellowship with STARS Citywide Girls Initiative, culminating in the 2022 Induction Ceremony at the National Women’s Hall of Fame, which included Michelle Obama, Octavia Butler, Joy Harjo, and Judy Chicago. On stage at the ceremony, mentee Natalie Henry recited the Maya Angelou poem “On the Pulse of Morning” accompanied by the Rochester Women’s Philharmonic Orchestra.
AREAS OF FOCUS
The Sports Training and Role-models for Success Citywide Girls Initiative (STARS CGI) is a collaboration of ten leading New York City nonprofits with missions to support girls and young women of color to overcome barriers to success, grow emotionally, academically and physically stronger, and give them the tools that they need to develop as leaders in their communities.