We are so pleased and feel privileged to collaborate with WriteGirl for our annual Giving Tuesday contribution. Each year, Epica chooses a charitable program that aligns with our mission to foster creativity through writing and WriteGirl aligns perfectly! We really enjoyed participating with them to present a graduation gift to the young women who completed their program last June, and we are just thrilled to know that our customers will have the opportunity to help us with an even larger gift this year by way of Giving Tuesday! For every handcrafted journal ($100+) purchased by our customers over Thanksgiving weekend, Epica will donate another journal to WriteGirl.
WriteGirl – Helping Teens Prepare for Life after High School
WriteGirl is a Los Angeles-based creative writing and mentoring organization that pairs underserved teen girls with professional women writers for one-on-one mentoring, genre-specific workshops, public readings, publications, and college and scholarship application assistance. Founded in 2001, WriteGirl has maintained a 100% success rate in helping its seniors not only graduate from high school, but also enroll in college. WriteGirl received national attention in 2021 when WriteGirl alum Amanda Gorman captivated the nation with her poetry performance at the Biden-Harris Inauguration. In 2013 WriteGirl was recognized by Michelle Obama with the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award for its success inspiring thousands of underserved teens to enroll in college. WriteGirl also works with boys and co-ed groups under the name “Bold Ink Writers.” As a founding member of the Arts for Healing and Justice Network (AHJN), Bold Ink Writers brings creative writing workshops and mentors to youth who are incarcerated and systems-impacted or critically in need of support.
WriteGirl is thrilled to partner with Epica once again for Giving Tuesday 2021! In June 2021, Epica donated beautiful journals from their Modello collection to all of the graduating seniors at WriteGirl. The teens were so excited to go off to college with a brand new, high-quality journal in hand. Epica journals help WriteGirl teens foster their writing skills and creativity. WriteGirl alum Sofía Aguilar wrote about her love of journaling (especially with her Epica journal!) in a blog post that you can read here!