Praise for Mighty Writers

I am so happy with the methods that the Mighty Writers use

"I am a parent of two mighty writers. I am also a writing teacher for Philadelphia public schools. I am so happy with the methods that the Mighty Writers use. It has expanded their creativity and caused their intuitiveness for writing to grow. I am so proud if their writing and thank Mighty Writers tremendously!"

Aimee Davis , Mother of a Mighty 3rd grader and a Mighty 6th grader

Que siga la clase de español!

Estoy infinitamente agradecida por este programa de escritura en español. El idioma dominante de mi hija es el inglés y la única persona en hablarle y enseñarle español soy yo, su madre. Esto no es ha sido suficiente, ella necesita más personas a su alrededor que le hablen y le enseñen cómo leer y escribir con más formalidad y a usar la gramática. No puedo creer que ha sido libre de costo! Ojala y este programa siga infinitamente y quizas algun dia seria mi hija pueda enseñarle a sus hijos! Muchisimas gracias.

Spanish class forever! I am infinitely grateful for this writing program in Spanish. My daughter's dominant language is English and the only person to speak to her and teach her Spanish is me. This has not been enough, she needs more people around her to talk to her and teach her how to read and write more formally and to use grammar. I can not believe it has been free of cost! Hopefully this program continues infinitely and maybe some day my daughter could teach her children! Thank you so very much.

Rose Rodríguez , Madre de "Mighty" estudiante de segundo grado

My 5th grader is reading on an 8th grade level thanks to MW

Indyla is now 5th grade and she has 8th grade reading level. It's Mighty Writers that helped her sharpen her skills in ELA. (English is not our first language ?). Another idea for brainstorming; why doesn't Mighty Writers offer after school programs in school? It can be difficult for parents with young kids to get to your center, but we will keep coming!

Dwi Setiawan , Mother of Indyla, a Mighty 5th grader

My toddler wants to go to Mighty Writers every day!

My son loves this program so much. Every day, he asks to go to mighty writers (sometimes instead of daycare) and he tells me that he wants to play with Ms. Martha (his mighty toddlers teacher). Since starting the class, he started pointing out letters on signs, in books and even in tattoos! He engages in much more imaginative play than he did before and makes up spontaneous stories during play. He is so proud of himself and everything he is learning. This program is amazing and we are so glad we found out about it. It is our favorite part of the week and I tell everyone about it.

Emliy Volk , Mother of a mighty toddler

Anything to get these kids to enjoy writing is great!

"From a mom’s point of view, anything to get these kids to enjoy writing is great! At their school, they only do writing to take the PSSA, which means it’s all passage analysis. Zero is devoted to creative writing. I wouldn’t be surprised if the kids are afraid to do it at this point."

Cynthia Leung , Mother of a Mighty 2nd grader and a Mighty 5th grader

"On the Road" programs bring writing coaches to you!

We had about six or seven participants in all. Overall, our MW "On the Road" workshop, "Girl Power Theater," went very well – the kids actively participated in the activities and were all smiles. Workshop leader Caroline was great at redirecting them when need be and she definitely had the energy needed to motivate them. I asked all the girls if they wanted to come back next week, and they said yes!

Chera Kowalski, Free Library of Philadelphia , Community Partner

His mentor asked insightful questions

His mentor provided encouraging feedback and thoughtful commentary on the new version of Liam's college essay. She listened carefully to Liam's ideas and helped him to convey them logically and clearly, weaving several of his main points into a coherent draft. Her insightful questions elicited unsuspected reflections that Liam has since incorporated into his revised version to produce a more introspective essay...Liam seems more thoughtful and confident already and we look forward to his progress in the future.

Eunice Rodríguez Ferguson , Parent of a high school student

My daughter forms her thoughts more clearly now

I found out about Mighty Writers while looking for something educational for my kids to do during the summer. Ms. Shanise really connects with the kids using things they can personally relate to. My child did not have the best relationship with writing and her grades suffered for it. I have seen improvement in the formulation of her thoughts, research, and transferring of ideas. Mighty Writers should expand to more areas of the city if possible so that kids from all over can experience.

Florencia Campbell , mother of Jayanna Taylor, a MW South Teen Scholar

I’m grateful for your program

“She enjoys Mighty Writers so much. I have been meaning to bring in a sample of her writing from last year and compare it to her writing this year. She has made significant progress and enjoys writing much more than in the past. I’m grateful for your program.”

Temwa Wright , Mother of a Mighty 6th grader

Tradiciones Mexicanas

Mil gracias por la invitación a ver la película de coco, mis hijos quedaron fascinados, les encantó, ahora saben un poco más de nuestras tradiciones de México. Mi hijo Edwin, se identifica con Miguel, hasta grita como él y le sale muy bien. Estamos muy contentos y muy agradecidos con ustedes.

A thousand thanks for the invitation to see the Coco the movie. My children were fascinated. They loved it! Now they know a little more about our Mexican traditions. My son Edwin identifies with Miguel. He even shouts like him and it turns out very well. We are very happy and very grateful to you, Mighty Writers!

Norma Rizo , La mamá de Edwin y Venus Salas

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