Creativity nurtures potential. One example, with amazing results, is the nonprofit organization WriteGirl, based in Los Angeles. Their creative writing and mentoring program for at-risk teenage girls opens doors where before there were brick walls and wire mesh.
In their own words:
“WriteGirl is a nonprofit organization for high school girls centered on the craft of creative writing and empowerment through self-expression. Through one-on-one mentoring and monthly workshops, girls are given techniques, insights and hot tips for great writing in all genres from professional women writers.”
“WriteGirl is most proud of the accomplishments of its teen members…100% of our graduating seniors have entered college, many on full or partial scholarships.”
“WriteGirl anthologies have won a total of 33 book awards including: Best Book: USA Books News · Grand Prize Winner Next Generation Indie Book Awards · 1st Place, London Book Festival · 1st Place, National Indie Book Awards · IPPY Silver Medal · Forward Magazine Finalist · 1st Place, Los Angeles Book Festival, Non-Fiction · Winner. International Book Festival”
You can download the WriteGirl info-kit as pdf.
Do you want to find out why Colleen Wainwright wants to shave her head on her 50th birthday? Watch the video or read 50 for 50.
Update: Did The Communicatrix Colleen Wainwright have her head shaved?
SHE DID! Convince yourself (click on the thumbnails near the bottom of your browser window).
And she raised $ 61,517!!!
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- 50 for 50 (50for50.us)
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- Girl Power (creatingreciprocity.wordpress.com)