“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” —Maya Angelou
The mission of Mighty Writers (MW) is to teach Philadelphia kids ages 7 to 17 to think and write with clarity so they can achieve success at school, at work, and in life.
To write with clarity, you have to think clearly first. When you think clearly, you make smart decisions. Make enough smart decisions, self-esteem soars and success follows.
We make every child feel welcomed, celebrated and Mighty by creating communities that are supportive, nurturing and striving.
At Mighty Writers, we offer daily afterschool academies, long- and short-term writing classes nights and weekends, teen scholar programs, mentorships, College Prep courses and college essay writing classes.
All our programs are free to Philadelphia students.
Over 400 of the city’s best creative minds (writers, teachers, journalists, etc.) teach and mentor some 2,500 kids at Mighty Writers annually.
Our Mighty Writer centers are located in four Philadelphia neighborhoods:
MW El Futuro, 1025 S. 9th Street
MW North, 1600 W Norris Street
MW South, 1501 Christian Street
Stop by and see us.