Wednesday, December 31, 2008


Thanks to author/bloggers Carleen Brice and Tayari Jones for leading me to, a terrific resource for young women in New York City who love to write. According to Tayari, GWN “matches teen girls with writing mentors and provides a safe space for girls to find their voices, explore their options, and learn what the future may hold for them.” In a city where about half of high school girls don’t graduate, Tayari notes, all those who participate in GWN graduate from high school, with most going on to college.

Kudos and thanks to Tayari for offering to match donations to GWN, one of her favorite charities. And Kudos to all the NYC-based volunteers who participate in this important program. To support GirlsWriteNow whenever you shop on-line, check out or

Here’s to a New Year full of more writing time, guidance, and success for all who yearn for it! What a difference we can make through our ideas, actions, and words.

Welcome, 2009!


Blogger debra said...

What a great resource! Happy New Year to you and your family.

10:26 AM  
Blogger Sustenance Scout said...

And do you, Debra! K.

2:49 PM  
Blogger Barrie said...

Happy New Year! Here's to a 2009 filled with writing!

11:43 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

GWN seems like a fantastic organization. Do we have anything similar to it in Denver? I know you were mentoring some girls and Carleen reads to the tiny ones in Headstart, I think...

12:35 PM  
Blogger Sustenance Scout said...

Hey Lisa, I don't think there's anything like this in Denver. I believe Carleen's reading program is through HeadStart. My mentoring program is through Community Resources Inc., which puts people in various industries together with Denver Public Schools fifth-graders with related interests. CRI also has other programs, including one that encourages parents to read with their children and gets volunteers in to read with bilingual students. I'm sure GWN is such a success in NYC because of all the publishing industry folks involved. It's nice to hear some good news, isn't it?! K.

6:19 PM  
Blogger Sustenance Scout said...

Barrie, I forgot to say HI in my last comment! Happy New Year to you and yours, too! K.

10:12 AM  

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