Departures Magazine Honors WriteGirl at Philanthropy Honors in New York

Departures Magazine Honors WriteGirl at Philanthropy Honors in New York

WriteGirl was honored at the Departures Magazine Philanthropy Honors gala on Oct. 7 in New York City, with keynote speaker Kevin Spacey and host Norah O'Donnell of *CBS This Morning*. Longtime WriteGirl supporter Margaret Hyde accepted the award for WriteGirl and spoke of WriteGirl’s 13-year history of empowering teen girls through creativity!

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MADE WOMAN MAGAZINE: Keren Taylor Named Made Woman of the Month

MADE WOMAN MAGAZINE: Keren Taylor Named Made Woman of the Month

This article was part of Made Woman Magazine's series "30 Days of Made: Giving Back." In an effort to create social change, each day they highlight one charity or non-profit organization, and provide information on how you can support them by giving back.

“Never underestimate the power of a girl and her pen” is the motto for WriteGirl, a nonprofit that helps underprivileged girls find their voice, and hone their creativity through writing.

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PAPERBLANKS BLOG: WriteGirl Goes to Washington!

PAPERBLANKS BLOG: WriteGirl Goes to Washington!

As part of our Global Citizen program, Paperblanks® enjoys the opportunity to partner with some truly inspirational organisations. One such group is WriteGirl, “a community of women writers, [that] promotes creativity and self-expression to empower girls.”

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First Lady Honors WriteGirl as a Top After-School Arts & Humanities Program

First Lady Honors WriteGirl as a Top After-School Arts & Humanities Program

WriteGirl was honored by the White House in November 2013 with the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award, the highest honor such programs can receive in the United States. Executive Director and Founder Keren Taylor and WriteGirl participant Jacqueline Uy personally received the award from First Lady Michelle Obama in the East Room of the White House.

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NBC LATINO: After-school programs that change Latino students’ lives receive national award

NBC LATINO: After-school programs that change Latino students’ lives receive national award

On Friday, First Lady Michelle Obama gave 12 after-school programs from across the country the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award. The award is the highest honor in the country for programs using the arts and humanities to help youth do better in school, keep them from dropping out, and raise their cultural awareness.

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KPCC: Michelle Obama honors LA mentoring program for teen girls

KPCC: Michelle Obama honors LA mentoring program for teen girls

First Lady Michelle Obama honored a Southern California mentoring program Friday at the White House, giving a National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award to WriteGirl. The  organization matches at-risk teens with women writers. 

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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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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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