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Creative Writing Mentors & Support Volunteers Needed!

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ORGANIZATION: WriteGirl (a project of Community Partners)

  • 56 people are interested
WriteGirl

Get inspired! Make an impact! Support the voices of teens and be part of a positive community of creative writers!

WriteGirl, now in its 22nd season, is a creative writing and mentoring organization that empowers teens in Los Angeles through mentoring relationships with women writers. Mentors work with teens, one-on-one, and participate in large-scale monthly writing workshops with about 100 teens and 100 mentors. All programming/events are currently held in our interactive online event spaces until it’s safe to resume large-scale in-person events.

WriteGirl is seeking writers who identify as women or nonbinary in all genres including fiction, poetry, journalism, screenwriting, songwriting, copywriting, business writing and more to help mentor teens (girls, nonbinary and trans youth), inspire them to express their creative ideas with compassion and provide them with an individualized pathway to college and careers. Notable WriteGirl alums include Inaugural Poet Amanda Gorman, who credits WriteGirl for giving her the confidence to share her creative voice on a national stage. Applicants should have empathy, listening skills, kindness and a passion for helping to inspire young voices, especially during these difficult times. Weekly, monthly and periodic mentoring opportunities available.

Support Volunteers: We are also seeking support with events, public relations, fundraising and partnerships.

All volunteers are required to complete a full-day online orientation/training, intake interview and in-person LiveScan criminal background check.

WriteGirl Commitment to Diversity and Inclusivity:

Since 2001, it has been our mission to raise up the voices of underrepresented and/or vulnerable youth, including Black, Latinx, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indigenous, nonbinary, LGBTQIA, anyone with disabilities, and many others who are part of the community we serve. Our events, training and curriculum reflect our commitment to multiculturalism, equity, diversity, inclusion, access, anti-bias, anti-discrimination, and anti-racism.

Apply online: www.writegirl.org/join-us

APPLICATION DEADLINE: August 31, 2022

Questions? Contact WriteGirl at membership@writegirl.org or call 213-253-2655.

More opportunities with WriteGirl (a project of Community Partners)

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About WriteGirl (a project of Community Partners)

Location:

1330 Factory Place, Bldg F, Suite 104, Los Angeles, CA 90013, US

Mission Statement

The mission of WriteGirl is to promote creativity and self-expression to empower girls within a community of women writers. Through public readings and publication in award-winning, nationally-distributed anthologies girls develop critical writing and public speaking skills and the confidence to make an impact on the world around them. For 16 years, WriteGirl has guided 100% of its Core Mentoring Program participants to graduate from high school and enroll in college. In November 2013, First Lady Michelle Obama presented WriteGirl with the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award, the highest national honor awarded to exemplary after-school and out-of-school time programs from across the country. In 2014, WriteGirl Executive Director Keren Taylor was selected as a CNN Hero.

Description

WriteGirl partners women writers in Los Angeles with teenage girls (ages 13 - 18) for creative writing workshops and one-on-one mentoring. Our objective is to bring the skills and energy of participating mentors to girls who would not otherwise have access to writing or mentoring programs, either through their schools or communities.

Lively interactive workshops tackle different genres each month, from poetry to journalism to songwriting. In addition to these monthly workshops, women writers can be paired with participating girls based on mutual interests for weekly one-on-one writing sessions. WriteGirl's season runs September through June, culminating each year in the publication of an anthology and a public reading for family, friends and the community.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Women
Children & Youth, Education & Literacy, Women

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Literacy / Reading
  • Reading / Writing
  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3-5 hours per month
  • Strong writing and communication skills needed

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