Sunday, March 25, 2012
You can't write all the time. One of my other favorite activities is acting as a mentor for a beautiful high school girl, Cree Nixon. There's a photo of her at the Grammy Museum.
I met her through WriteGirl, a nonprofit which links high school girls with professional writers. Although almost half the students in the Los Angeles Public Schools drop out, 100% of the girls in WriteGirl go to college, most of them with scholarships. Their slogan: Never underestimate the power of a girl and her pen.
Every month WriteGirl holds workshops in different genres. Yesterday we went to the Grammy Museum where the girls learned the basics of writing lyrics. At the end of the day, a group of professional songwriters put each of the lyrics to music.
So much fun.