LA Parent Magazine Features WriteGirl for Empowering Girls

Janel Pineda always knew she loved writing, but never thought about how that could impact her life. That changed when her uncle mailed her a newspaper article about a Los Angeles writing program for young girls. At age 14, Pineda joined WriteGirl, where she attended writing workshops and worked closely with a mentor throughout high school.

“I always wrote short stories and poems in my free time, but my school was strict about writing essays,” says Pineda, now an 18-year-old freshman at Dickinson College in Pennsylvania. “WriteGirl helped me take my writing seriously and develop my passion.”

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