WriteGirl goes to Washington...Our voices have been heard.

WriteGirl goes to Washington...Our voices have been heard.

Tomorrow, Friday, WriteGirl will go to the White House to receive the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award, the highest national honor awarded to such programs. Executive Director Keren Taylor and mentee Jacqueline Uy, age 16, will personally accept the award from First Lady Michelle Obama. 

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Annenberg Alchemy Voices: Keren Taylor

Annenberg Alchemy Voices: Keren Taylor

Imagine your nonprofit just got an invitation to start a relationship with one of the biggest foundations in Los Angeles.

But instead of asking you to show off your organization’s accomplishments, the foundation invites you to bring in your biggest challenges and problems so experts can help you resolve, dissolve and advance these issues.

It may sound like a fairy tale, but this opportunity is real.

I know because I’ve experienced it.

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Write. Create. Mentor.

Write. Create. Mentor.

Volunteer with WriteGirl and give back to the creative community. Your creative spirits and insights are needed by teen girls in Los Angeles WriteGirl is a non-profit organization that empowers teen girls through creative writing and self-expression. Young writers receive creative techniques and insights through one-on-one mentoring, school programs and monthly workshops. 

 

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WriteGirl 12th Annual Volunteer Retreat

WriteGirl 12th Annual Volunteer Retreat

What a great Volunteer Retreat on Saturday at the GRAMMY Recording Academy! Our end-of-day professional development panel was lively and provocative, featuring (L to R) Liz Kruger (CO-CREATOR/EXECUTIVE PRODUCER of USA Network series Necessary Roughness), Meghan Schumaker (Meghan Schumaker Management) and Amy Schiffman & Leslie Conliffe (Intellectual Property Group/IPG).

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WriteGirl Season 12 Highlights

WriteGirl Season 12 Highlights

For nine months, our girls took part in a jam-packed schedule filled with creative writing workshops, led by some of the most influential female writers in the community. With the guidance of these spectacular writers, our girls put their pens to the page and wrote songs, poems, short stories, and scenes. They blogged, they polished their public speaking skills, and they wrote custom Father’s Day poems for our WriteOn! Campaign. They expressed themselves creatively, and formed special bonds with their mentors through weekly meetings.

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WriteGirl Teens Take to the Stage at the LA Times Festival of Books

WriteGirl Teens Take to the Stage at the LA Times Festival of Books

On April 20th and 21st, 2013, WriteGirl participated in the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at the USC campus. At the WriteGirl booth, volunteers shared information about our program, sold anthologies, and encouraged visitors to participate in a creative writing activity with prompts like, "What do you do when there's a power outage?" and "Describe the scent of a place you remember from long ago." It was the only booth with brightly colored index cards hanging from strings all over, covered in creative writing.

 

  

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