WriteGirl is an amazing LA-based literacy mentoring program serving more than 350 teenage girls, nearly half of them Latina, many from families where English is a second language. I plan to get more involved with the group by joining as a mentor in 2014. Keren Taylor founded the organization in 2001 to help women writers — songwriters, poets, screenwriters, and journalists — find a place to share their skills.
Last week, First Lady Michelle Obama honored the program at the White House, giving a National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award WriteGirl. Sixteen-year-old Jackie Uy is a WriteGirl and a junior at L.A.’s LACES High School, where my daughter attends, and went to the White House to receive the award.
Read more about this fantastic program: http://www.writegirl.org/news/2013/11/23/michelle-obama-honors-la-mentoring-program-for-teen-girls
And Happy Thanksgiving to all!!!!