Founded in 1998, Girls Write Now is New York's first and only writing and mentoring organization for girls. Through one-to-one mentoring with professional women writers and media makers, writing and technology workshops, and leadership, college prep, and professional development opportunities, we inspire women to share their craft and empower girls to find their voices and tell their stories. 100% of our senior girls go to college armed with writing and multimedia portfolios and a strong sense of self. Our girls — over 90% high need and 95% girls of color — have performed at Lincoln Center and the United Nations, published original work in Newsweek, The New York Times, Buzzfeed, and our award-winning anthology, and earned hundreds of Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Girls Write Now has been distinguished three times by the White House as one of the nation’s top after school programs, twice by the Nonprofit Excellence Awards as one of New York City’s top ten nonprofits, and as a founding member of the multimillion dollar STARS Citywide Girls Initiative reaching thousands of girls. The organization has received the Youth INC Innovators Award, NBCUniversal’s 21st Century Solutions prize for social innovation through media arts, and the Diane von Furstenberg People’s Choice nomination. In 2016, Girls Write Now received the White House Champion of Change Award for creating opportunities for girls from marginalized communities so that all young people can reach their full potential.