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The Digital Media Mentoring Program

Girls Write Now mentees are defining the digital age by bringing the craft of writing into the 21st century. In our Digital Media Mentoring Program, we boost girls’ tech savvy and creative potential through digital media, preparing them to truly be the next generation of writers—on whatever platform they choose.

Each mentee is paired one-to-one with a digital media professional as her mentor and together they transform their writing into digital art. All workshops are facilitated by Girls Write Now staff in collaboration with graduate students at Parsons The New School for Design. Our workshops feature writing and digital skill-building exercises, prompts, and share-outs to diversify participants’ modes of self-expression. At the end of a program year, girls are equipped to not only to tell a to tell a story in GIFs or a poem in HTML, but to take their words to the next level and to present their work to the world.

about Girls Write Now

For 20 years, Girls Write Now has been a leader in arts education as New York’s first and only writing and mentoring organization for girls. We match underserved teen girls and gender non-conforming youth from throughout the five boroughs of New York City with women professional writers and digital media makers as their personal mentors. Our mentees are published in outlets including The New York Times, Newsweek, and BuzzFeed, perform at Lincoln Center and the United Nations, and earn hundreds of Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. 100% of Girls Write Now seniors are accepted to college. The organization has been distinguished three times by the White House as one of the nation’s top youth programs and twice by the Nonprofit Excellence Awards as one of New York’s top ten nonprofits. Reaching thousands of girls, Girls Write Now is a founding partner of the New York City Council’s STARS Citywide Girls Initiative.​

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We are grateful to our Board of Directors and our  20th Anniversary Host Committee and Sponsors, and to all of our 2017 - 2018 individual and institutional donors and partners for their generous support. These countless champions make our programs possible.


Thank you to our passionate staff and interns: Maya Nussbaum, Isabel Abrams, Molly MacDermot, Sierra Ritz, Naomi Solomon, Tracy Steele, Georgia Wei, Julia Gagliardi, Alexandra Harris, Sophie Hayssen, Nova Nobi, and Sim Tumay; to graduate student facilitators from the New School’s Department of Design and Technology: Aarati Akkapeddi,  Kuldeep Gohel, Remina Greenfield, Yanbin Song, Paolo Villanueva, and to faculty advisor Sven Travis.


A special thank you to The New-York Historical Society, ThoughtMatter, and and to Parsons The New School Of Design.


We are indebted to the Girls Write Now mentors for nurturing and guiding the next generation of writers.​​​

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