The Digital Media Mentoring Program
Our mentees are defining the digital age by bringing the craft of writing into the 21st century. In our Digital Media Mentoring Program, we boost girls’ tech savvy and creative potential through digital media. In bringing our curriculum and writing approach into the digital age, we prepare the girls we serve to truly be the next generation of writers—on whatever platform they choose.
Students are paired one-to-one with a digital media professional and together they transform their writing into digital art. All workshops are facilitated by graduate students at Parsons The New School for Design. Our workshops feature writing and digital skill-building exercises, prompts, and share-outs to diversify participants’ modes of self-expression. At the end of a program year, girls are equipped to tell a story in GIFs, a poem in HTML, and take their words to the next level.
Together we embark on a journey of creative workshops, public readings and showcases, opportunities for publication, and more, all to give girls the tools to advance their writing through different mediums.
Giirls write now
For 20 years, Girls Write Now has been a leader in the arts education space as the first writing and mentoring organization for girls. We match teen girls with women professional writers and digital media makers as their personal mentors. Our mentees — over 95% girls of color and 90% high need — are published in outlets included including The New York Times, Newsweek, and BuzzFeed and have preformed at Lincoln Center and the United Nations. They earn hundreds of Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. 100% of Girls Write Now seniors go on to college. Girls Write Now has been distinguished three times by the White House, twice by the Nonprofit Excellence Awards as on of New York's top ten nonprofits. NBC Universal awarded the Digital Media Mentoring Program its 21st Century Solutions grand prize for social innovation through technology.
Learn more at girlswritenow.org.