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Girls Write Now

  • Girls Write Now
  • 247 W. 37th Street, Suite 1800
  • New York, NY 10018

Program Description

Founded in 1998, Girls Write Now is the first organization in the country with a writing and mentoring model exclusively for girls. From young women exploring writing to seasoned professionals practicing their craft every day, Girls Write Now is a community of women writers and digital media makers dedicated to providing the guidance, support, and opportunities for underserved high school girls to develop their creative, independent voices, and write their way to a better future.

Girls Write Now has built a record of achievement and innovation as one of the nation's top afterschool programs, distinguished twice by the White House and the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities.

Success Stories

"I loved the feeling of having so many people surrounding me willing to help me with my writing. In school, we are just told to write an essay; at GWN we are given examples and ideas on how to get started and how to keep the audience's attention." - Mary Portes, Girls College Bound participant

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College transition and retention support
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • Parent/family services
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants


Race & Ethnicity

  • White: 8%
  • Asian or Pacific Islander: 24%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 27%
  • Other: 9%
  • African American: 32%

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 5000
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0


  • Between 25% and 50%

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 100%