Vivian Lee Croft and Andrea Laurion cofounded Girls Write Pittsburgh to give teenage girls in Pittsburgh a safe space for writing and self-expression. They talked to us about how their weekly sessions helps¬†build confidence and critical thinking skills among the girls who participate. ¬†They’re in Garfield and Brookline now, with plans to expand to other Pittsburgh neighborhoods soon.

For more on Girls Write Pittsburgh, visit their website and find them on Facebook