Right On Girls Write Now!

Girls Write Now, an organization near and dear to my heart, has received the 2009 Coming Up Taller Award from the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. On November 4, at the White House, First Lady Michelle Obama presented the award to founder and executive director Maya Nussbaum and third-year mentee Tina Gao.
Girls Write Now, for those who don’t know, matches high school girls in New York City with professional writing mentors. Their success is astounding. In addition to the ineffable benefits of creating lasting mentoring relationships, they also boast a 100% college attrition rate for their mentees for the last five seasons!
Way to go to all the incredible staff, young women, and mentors involved in making Girls Write Now such an incredible organization, fostering the next generation of women’s voices. Consider supporting them if you’ve got the means or the time.

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3 Comments

  1. Kathleen6674
    Posted November 10, 2009 at 5:46 pm | Permalink

    I hope you mean matriculation rate, not attrition rate…attrition means they drop out.

  2. Toongrrl
    Posted November 10, 2009 at 6:13 pm | Permalink

    Girls rule!!! That was what we sistas said in middle school

  3. Comrade Kevin
    Posted November 10, 2009 at 8:07 pm | Permalink

    I’m glad this program exists and I honestly wish we had more writing mentor programs across the board.

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