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Phone: 267-239-0899
1501 Christian Street

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Target demographics: Philadelphia students, ages seven to 17

Direct beneficiaries per year: 500

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: be a one-on-one writing mentor for a student one evening a week.

Geographic areas served: Philadelphia, PA

At Mighty Writers, Philadelphia kids learn that writing with clarity leads to a lifetime of success.
Since our 2009 founding--of 100 Mighty Afterschool Program participants, more than 70% have progressed to "proficient" or "improved" grades in Writing and Language Arts. More than 800 Writing Workshop students have published 50 finished projects (i.e., anthologies, blogs, newspapers). In our first Mighty SAT Prep course, 100% of 15 students raised their scores by 100-600 points. We've established a formal Tutor Training curriculum and maintain about 300 active volunteers annually.

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Mighy Writers is amazing! I have been to their office locations, special events, fundraisers ... this is a first-class organization with committed leaders, passionate volunteers and highly engaged kids who are learning, sharing, growing, honing their writing skills and advancing their abilities, ... more »
Mighty Writers works with children to develop their inner beauty, creativity, and self-confidence. I have spent time at their site, and worked with some of their students. The outcomes that the children who attend their workshops create are truly astounding and awe inspiring... more »
Mighty Writers works with students from all over the city after school and on weekends to help them express themselves through the written word. There are volunteers of all ages. Everyone is enthusiastic and friendly- staff, parents, students and volunteers. It's a wonderful place with great energy ... more »
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