January is National Mentoring Month, and to celebrate the work that our incredible volunteers do, we wanted to shine a light on some of the incredible stories of inspiration and guidance afforded our teens by the women who are the driving force of our organization.
Who are WriteGirl Mentors?
WriteGirl is very fortunate to have such a dynamic and talented group of women to mentor our girls. Each of them go above and beyond their roles as a volunteer to be incredible guides to Los Angeles teens and to help our organization to thrive.
- WriteGirl Mentors are poets, screenwriters, teachers, grantwriters, journalists and more.
- WriteGirl Mentors often work with a teen for 3-4 years.
- WriteGirl Mentors are invested in their teens future and help with college applications and scholarship processes.
- Every WriteGirl Mentor volunteers her time on a WriteGirl team, such as events, curriculum or book editing, above and beyond her role as a mentor.
"…WriteGirl is great because my mentor always has time to give me honest feedback on my work. It's encouraging to know that someone other than my mom believes that I can succeed as a professional writer"
–Laura, WriteGirl Mentee