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Where Girls and Teens Rule the Web
May, 2000: Happy 4th Birthday
A Girl's World!
At A Girl's World Online Clubhouse®
(AGW) we believe being a girl or a teen is something to celebrate. If you're looking for a space on the Internet that's totally girlpowered? You found it! Everything on our site is written and edited by girls and teens. With AGW's programs, girls the world over have a chance to make new friends, explore and prepare for the future, dream big dreams, and be creative and adventurous.
What People Are Saying About Us
USA TODAY: Featured on March 14th as "Everything a Girl Could Want." Since 1996, the only free online magazine with daily, weekly and monthly features written and edited by girls and teens.
New York Times: Thursday, May 21, said we're one of the top three "killer apps for girls"!
Snipped from: the New York Times, Thursday, May 21, 1998, by Bronwyn Fryer
"There are a few wonderful sites that present utterly absorbing, enjoyable and comparatively safe places for pre-teenage and teen-age girls. In fact, I'm convinced that, taken together, Web sites like the ones reviewed here-- Girl Tech, Purple Moon and A Girl's World -- may just be the "killer app" for girls... A Girl's World is run by a staff of volunteers, almost all of whom are girls themselves. The result is an admirable, if unsophisticated, zine for girls (that is an) amazing testament to the creative energy of its visitors... Although the presentation of A Girl's World is simple and straightforward --nearly everything is rendered in text -- it has a greater abundance of spirit than a Girl Scout cookout...refreshing."
Snipped from: January 1998, Spun Gold Award for Excellence from Kid's Domain Reviewer, Anise Hollingshead
"This is a wonderful site for girls, with great content. Any girl who wants to can submit an article, and get credit for it! They will also receive a free year's membership to Gold Key Circle and the safety measures (in a Gold Key) are exemplary. There is no advertising, no hidden agenda, just girls having fun!"
"I simply can't praise this site enough! I couldn't find one thing I didn't like about it, and I am pretty picky about what I let my girls do and see. I have never been crazy about the idea of kids chat rooms, either, but I like the idea of the membership, password protected chat rooms...The articles are well written and informative, the
crafts are fun, the teen advice column is right on target with teen concerns, and being able to contribute your own articles is a wonderful idea! A Girl's World Online Club is definitely deserving of our Gold Award for Excellence."
Snipped from the Los Angeles Times, 10/26/96. Reviewed by: www.4kids.org
A Girl's World Online Clubhouse is an incredible online experience just for girls. As "the space where girls rule the place" this monthly magazine is for girls of the 90s. There is so much you could do, you could stay for days. Make new friends, get to know women with dynamite careers, find directions for neat stuff you can make and lots more! Girls are in the clubhouse, waiting for you to come share your thoughts on a million different subjects. So go, girl, and have a blast at the place "where it's cool to be a girl!"
What Girls Say About AGW
This place rules!! I spend like 20 hours on here a month!-- Jen
"I think it's awesome that people like you guys could start something like this. it's cool, and safe, just what on-line girlz need. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!" Shelley
"The Penpal program is great! And I LOVE the Babysitting classes! That's why its a big thing 4 me. (The teacher's) doing a GREAT job! GIRLSWORLD RULES!! Love," Melissa.e
"I think the club is great. I pop in to the page every day when I get time." Aviva
"I got to talk to a real rocket scientist! I can't wait to tell all my friends. I love science. I want to be a scientist when I grow up. Holly
"This is one cool place for GIRLS where girls aren't expected to be wimps." --Mallory
"When I first got here, I thought this would be all about makeup, prissy stuff like that. But it's not, so it's cool!" --Samantha
"Hey! I just wanted to thank you for making this so fun. I am 15 and I am having lots o fun and was surprised to find people my age when I found this site. *THANKS ALOT!* --RDUDA
What Adults Say About AGW
I recently had the pleasure of visiting AGW and was thrilled with what I found! It's such a pleasure to see a magazine for girls that doesn't dwell on "hot hunks" or how to increase your (physical) appeal. Girls of this age desperately need to be valued for who they are, not for how close they come to some Hollywood ideal...it's wonderful that you profile women of true achievement, not just models and actresses. Young girls need to have women to look up to, and you are doing a great job in providing role models.-- Kelly NH
"I very much believe in what you're doing for young girls. I think it's critical to have girl sites that don't just hawk the latest makeup trends, but that really promote independence and unique thinking. In any case, kudos to you for what you're doing. We need more young girls to have self-confidence." --Heather I.
New members join every day, based on the recommendations of teachers, parents and major search engines like Yahooligans which rated us one of the "coolest" magazines on the web for girls.
AGW was the first online site for girls recommended by CNN Interactive. Our Penpal Spectacular was cited by a major consumer reporting magazine. We've been awarded The Point's coveted "Top 5% of the Web" award and were cited as the best site on the web for girls by the San Diego Union Tribune. We've been featured in other media, such as the Los Angeles Times' Cutting Edge, on KFI 640 am radio, and by Family PC magazine, along with numerous other awards.
We are recommended and listed by Sprint, Lycos, CNN, Prodigy Kids Pages, Cochran Kids Sites, Kidscom, About Me, 4Kids.org, Peekaboo, World Village, WWWomen.com, On Ramp-Canada, Femina, Whidbey-Australia. Altogether about 1400 other sites have created links to A Girl's World Online Clubhouse.