Workshops

MW South

Mighty Tutors


Ages: 5 - 18
Monday, Thursday - 06:00 pm - 07:30 PM
Monday, Oct 08, 2018 - Monday, Dec 17, 2018

Need some help with homework? Mighty Writers to the rescue! Sign up or drop-in to work one-on-one or in small groups with a Mighty volunteer. Whatever your writing and homework needs are, be sure to bring them to us!

Location: MW South
Instructor(s): Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow, Shanise Redmon

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Mighty Poets


Ages: 10 - 13
Sunday - 02:00 pm - 04:00 PM
Sunday, Nov 18, 2018 - Sunday, Dec 16, 2018

Tell your life story through spoken word. Using poetry as our guide, we'll create a collection of our own poetry and present them in a poetry slam at the end.

Location: MW South
Instructor(s): Dawn Warden

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Crafty Readers


Ages: 5 - 9
Sunday - 01:00 pm - 03:00 PM
Sunday, Nov 11, 2018 - Sunday, Dec 16, 2018

Need a way to boost your child's reading and writing interest and skills? Sign them up for Crafty Readers! We'll play word games, read books together, create arts and crafts based on the stories we share, and write our own stories along the way!

Location: MW South
Instructor(s): Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow

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Greedy Readers Book Club


Ages: 15 - 18
Monday - 06:00 pm - 08:00 PM
Monday, Oct 01, 2018 - Monday, Jun 03, 2019

Young women who like to read: Join our monthly book club! We read your favorites, like "Brazen, Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World" and "for colored girls". We write, too. This is our 6th year of meeting. New members welcome. Pizza served.

Location: MW South
Instructor(s): Laura Hawley

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Mighty Elementary Academy


Ages: 8 - 11
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - 03:00 pm - 06:00 PM
Tuesday, Sep 11, 2018 - Thursday, May 30, 2019

This after school program for grades 3-5 helps children develop proficient/advanced writing skills. We'll complete writing projects, build community, and have fun along the way! Homework help and snack provided. Application and interview required.

Location: MW South
Instructor(s): Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow

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Mighty Teen Scholars


Ages: 14 - 18
Wednesday - 06:00 pm - 08:00 PM
Wednesday, Sep 12, 2018 - Saturday, Jun 15, 2019

We read African American Literature that we don't see in our schools. Writing leads to thought-provoking discussions about issues effecting us and our community. We write persuasive essays, fiction & case studies.

Location: MW South
Instructor(s): Shanise Redmon

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Mighty Toddlers


Ages: 2 - 4
Sunday - 11:00 am - 12:00 PM
Sunday, Sep 09, 2018 - Sunday, Dec 16, 2018

Come and spend a few hours in educational fun with your toddlers. This weekly play session is family fun. Bring your toddlers and prepare to have an amazing time learning with your Mighty Toddler.

Location: MW South
Instructor(s): Martha Cooney

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Middle Grades Academy


Ages: 11 - 14
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday - 03:00 pm - 06:00 PM
Tuesday, Sep 11, 2018 - Thursday, May 30, 2019

This after school program for grades 6-8 helps youth develop proficient/advanced writing skills. We'll complete writing projects, build community, and have fun along the way! Homework help and snack provided. Application and interview required.

Location: MW South
Instructor(s): Shanise Redmon

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Young Journalists


Ages: 10 - 13
Tuesday - 05:30 pm - 07:30 PM
Tuesday, Nov 13, 2018 - Tuesday, Dec 18, 2018

Everyone has a story to tell. Interview others and write stories with an emotional punch. Through active listening, observation, and effective questioning, you’ll write a powerful feature about someone--one will be written about you too! Snacks served.

Location: MW South
Instructor(s): Tara Merrigan

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Grammar Games


Ages: 8 - 11
Thursday - 04:00 pm - 06:00 PM
Thursday, Jan 03, 2019 - Thursday, Jan 24, 2019

Who says grammar isn't fun? In teams, play active grammar games for prizes while strengthening your writing skills. Doors open at 3 for homework help and snack. May your nouns and verbs be forever in agreement! (This is an Academy program.)

Location: MW South
Instructor(s): Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow

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Who Runs the World? Girls!


Ages: 8 - 12
Thursday - 05:30 pm - 07:30 PM
Thursday, Nov 08, 2018 - Thursday, Dec 20, 2018

Society attempts to leave girls weak, guarded and voiceless. Through readings, writing, team-building, and dialogue about boundaries and cultural messaging, girls will develop their compassionate and empowered voices. We'll share meals, too!

Location: MW South
Instructor(s): Christin Tucker-Rosario

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College Essay Night


Ages: 15 - 18
Monday - 06:00 pm - 08:00 PM
Monday, Dec 17, 2018 - Monday, Dec 17, 2018

Join MW staff and volunteers as we'll help seniors perfect their college entrance and scholarship essays! You should be attending high school in Philadelphia. If you've already written an essay, we'll help you revise and polish it. Light fare served.

Location: MW South
Instructor(s): Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow

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Intro to Improv


Ages: 11 - 14
Thursday - 03:00 pm - 06:00 PM
Thursday, Jan 31, 2019 - Thursday, Feb 21, 2019

Middle schoolers, come join us and learn improvisational acting. We'll play acting games each day and perform too. Have some laughs while learning how to think on your feet as an improv actor! (Doors open at 3; drop in early for snack and homework help).

Location: MW South
Instructor(s): Jean Haskell

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