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Girls Write Now

January 3, 2011

I came across the Girls Write Now website while putting off a writing project I am currently working on.  (Funny how everything else is more interesting when there is work to be done.)

The purpose of Girls Write Now is to pair underprivileged young women with a professional writer.  This girl is mentored in creative writing, and empowered to use her voice assertively.

I found this concept intriguing.  There are so many young women out there who are lucky enough to have the role models and the means to educate themselves.  However, there are millions more who are not.  Although a program such as this is easier to start in a city like New York (due to the volume of professional writers located there), it seems like it could be implemented in many cities across the country.  All it takes is a good pool of mentors.

I only wish I had the means necessary to start such a program.

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