THE ADVICE PROJECT offers free or sliding scale media, writing, and empowerment classes for teens living in New York City (USA) and Cameroon, and we offer mentorship services for students in Ekona and Bamenda, Cameroon. Our organization also hosts an annual Global Leadership and Empowerment Summit (read about our 2015 summit in Peru, here, and sign up for our 2016 summit in Ireland, here) and month-long intensives in Guadeloupe. We’ve partnered with many programs around the world, including Women for Afghan Women, Gender Danger, the Hope Alive Foundation, Fahari Academy Charter School, Inotawa Expeditions, Different Directions, and The ROC. Since 2013, we’ve reached over 250 students in four countries.
In addition to our writing and adventure programs, The Advice Project includes an agented anthology of letters written by fifty powerful women to their teen selves (edited by our founder and managing editor, Melissa Banigan) and an online community where women and teens can submit their own writing.