89.3 KPCC: Lights, Camera, WriteGirl! event brings stories of at-risk teens to life on stage

89.3 KPCC: Lights, Camera, WriteGirl! event brings stories of at-risk teens to life on stage

By TakeTwo | April 14, 2016 | Southern California Public Radio 89.3KPCC

This weekend Hollywood actors join forces with WriteGirl to portray stories written by teen girls on stage. WriteGirl is hosting a fundraising benefit at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood called *Lights, Camera, WriteGirl!* 

Keren Taylor, the executive director of Write Girl, and writer Josann McGibbon, who's credits include "Runaway Bride," "The Starter Wife" and last year's Disney Channel hit "Descendants" joined host Alex Cohen in studio to talk about the organization, their red carpet benefit, and the process of mentoring young women to become confident poets, journalists, screenwriters, and more. 

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Generation Progress: WriteGirl Road to Success Academy rehabilitates incarcerated youth

Generation Progress: WriteGirl Road to Success Academy rehabilitates incarcerated youth

To ease the transition of young people from incarceration to parole, and to prevent high rates of unemployment and recidivism, a new niche of rehabilitation programs has appeared in past decades to address Millennial rehabilitation, and to break the cycle of recidivism prevalent in low-income and high-crime communities.

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From mentee to mentor: WriteGirl alum gives back

From mentee to mentor: WriteGirl alum gives back

One of Melanie Gonzalez’s most memorable WriteGirl memories was of a journalism workshop she attended as a mentee. It was the first time she had met a journalist, so she spent the workshop “grilling her [mentor] about her job.”

The former WriteGirl mentee now gives back as a WriteGirl mentor while she continues to pursue her passion for writing and journalism.

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Women You Should Know: Poem about Female astronomer written by WriteGirl mentee

Women You Should Know: Poem about Female astronomer written by WriteGirl mentee

An Ode To Astronomer Nancy Roman By 16-Year-Old WriteGirl Marina Orozco
Published by WYSK

In celebration of this year’s Women’s History Month theme, “Working to Form a More Perfect Union: Honoring Women in Public Service and Government,” 16-year-old WriteGirl mentee, Marina Orozco pays homage to astronomer Nancy Roman with her poem The Stained Glass Ceiling.

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It's International Women's Day! Help Turn Dreams into Success Stories.

It's International Women's Day! Help Turn Dreams into Success Stories.

Our girls have big dreams. Help make them real.

WriteGirl gives teen girls from all backgrounds the writing skills, college guidance and confidence they need for success. On this International Women's Day, support the WriteGirl Poetry Drive and help us empower the next generation of inspiring women! 

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KPCC Features WriteGirl Songwriting Workshop

KPCC Features WriteGirl Songwriting Workshop

Lisa Loeb and other songwriters bring teen girls' songs to life

Singer-songwriter Lisa Loeb debuted a new song on Saturday afternoon to a crowd of more than 100 teen girls at the Huntington Library in Pasadena.

Can I say I'm broken? Can I say I'm scared? Can I say I'm just a shell of a girl? Cuz If you knew me, if you knew me, you'd already know.

She'd written the melody just minutes before and the lyrics were written earlier that day by 17-year-old Lauren Cook.

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