November 14, 2012
Everyone hears tales of Philadelphia kids running around in mobs, beating people up and being generally disruptive, but hardly anyone hears about the vast population of kids who divert that energy to positive outlets, like writing. Maybe this is because programs like Mighty Writers need to be held in far, far higher esteem. This place provides kids from ages 7-17 with a creative and useful way to deal with their surroundings, appreciate their lives, and get through school. With dedicated tutors and workshop leaders, it has the resources for kids to sit and read, write papers, and learn more about the written word in all its forms. Poetry, blogging, creative writing, SAT prep-- Mighty Writers strives to cover all types, so that everyone who visits the center finds something that suits them. People are so quick to judge youth and dismiss them, but at MW, they have individual voices and are not shy of (nor shunned from) using them. MW is one of the absolute best places in Philadelphia for young people to not only help others experience their world, but to create a better one. Philly youth are both intelligent and imaginative; MW gives them a way to exhibit that.
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