WriteGirl was launched in December 2001 to bring the skills and energy of professional women writers to teenage girls who do not otherwise have access to creative writing or mentoring programs. After a mere six months, WriteGirl published Threads, our premier anthology of members' work. A standing-room only public reading at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood helped to kick off the book's release.Our second season brought double the membership and the publication of a second anthology, Bold Ink. This book was ushered in with a sold-out event at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills, a reception that confirmed the overwhelming support for WriteGirl's unique programming and individualized mentoring services.To date, WriteGirl anthologies have a total of 19 book awards. Keren Taylor and WriteGirl's unique programming have received numerous awards and commendations for exemplary community service. While such recognition is much appreciated, 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.