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Mighty Writers is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Our mission is to teach Philadelphia kids (ages 7 to 17) to think and write with clarity, so their self-esteem grows and they can move toward success at school, at work and in life.
We offer a daily afterschool program, plus long- and short-term writing workshop classes at night and on the weekends. For high schoolers, we have a weekly Teen Writers Lounge, intensive SAT Preparatory courses and college essay writing classes. All programs are free to participating students.
Our volunteers are integral to our success. Over 300 of the city’s best creative minds (teachers, journalists, artists, professionals) volunteer to teach and mentor almost 1,000 kids at Mighty Writers each year.
And here’s the best part: everything we do is designed to help combat Philadelphia’s literacy crisis. The truth is, more than forty percent of our city’s students drop out before high school graduation and half of our working-age adults are functionally illiterate. These are not just statistics we want to change. They are statistics we need to change.
Our Mighty Writers center is located on Christian Street at 15th in the heart of one of Philadelphia’s most historic neighborhoods.
Our goal is to open more storefront centers in the city’s neighborhoods.
Like our Christian Street digs, all of our centers will be designed as enlightened, optimistic and nurturing havens where dreams can be articulated freely and the “yes we can” culture can thrive.
Please, stop by and see us anytime.
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