Girls Write Now is the first organization to combine mentoring and writing instructions within the context of all-girl programming. Since 1998, it has given more than 3,000 at-risk girls from New York City's under-funded public high schools access to a supportive mentoring relationship, a safe place to share ideas, and an intergenerational writing community. While half of New York City's youth fail to complete high school, 100% of Girls Write Now seniors graduate and move on to college -- bringing with them awards, scholarships, writing skills, and a new sense of confidence. In 2010, their students were awarded a total of 30 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Girls Write Now is distinguished by the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities as one of the top after-school arts and culture programs in the nation.