Workshops

MW South

Greedy Readers Book Club


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


Ages: 5 - 18
Monday, Thursday - 06:00 pm - 07:30 PM
Monday, Jan 07, 2019 - Thursday, May 30, 2019

Need some help with homework? Want to strengthen writing skills? 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

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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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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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Mighty Toddlers


Ages: 2 - 4
Sunday - 11:00 am - 12:00 PM
Sunday, Feb 10, 2019 - Sunday, Jun 02, 2019

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): Colleen Hansbury

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Family Write Night - May 28


Ages: 1 - 100
Tuesday - 06:00 pm - 07:30 PM
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Join us for a night of intergenerational writing. We’ll explore topics like culture, family history & mightiness, providing opportunities for kids and adults to share ideas, share stories & write together! Be ready to play games, too. Light dinner served.

Location: MW South
Instructor(s): Cara Schneider Bongiorno

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Get Published, Teens!


Ages: 13 - 18
Thursday - 06:00 pm - 07:30 PM
Thursday, Jan 10, 2019 - Thursday, May 30, 2019

This program is for teens who love to write and want to see their work in print. With the help of professional writers as coaches, we'll write, revise, and submit our work to publications and competitions that feature teen writing.

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

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Reading Buddies


Ages: 5 - 9
Sunday - 03:00 pm - 04:30 PM
Sunday, Jan 27, 2019 - Sunday, Jun 02, 2019

Mighty Writers knows just how critical it is for kids to read on grade level by 4th grade. Kids in this program will read one-on-one with an adult each week to strengthen literacy skills, journal, and develop a love of reading.

Location: MW South

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Young Greedy Readers


Ages: 11 - 14
Wednesday - 06:30 pm - 08:00 PM
Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019 - Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Preteen and young teen girls who like to read: Join our monthly book club! We'll read about diverse girl characters who face challenges and defy expectations. Selections include "The Skin I'm In" and "The Education of Margot Sanchez." Dinner served.

Location: MW South
Instructor(s): Katherine Rogers

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Summer Teen Scholars


Ages: 14 - 18
Wednesday - 05:30 pm - 07:00 PM
Wednesday, Jul 10, 2019 - Wednesday, Aug 14, 2019

We get prepared for college, via conversations and writing. We read books you won't get in high school. We raise the bar. Summer Trip TBA.

Location: MW South
Instructor(s): Shanise Redmon

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Graphic Stories Camp


Ages: 9 - 12
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday - 12:00 pm - 05:00 PM
Monday, Aug 05, 2019 - Friday, Aug 09, 2019

Illustrations are an important part of telling a strong story. This week is all about putting pictures with text. We'll read comic books, graphic novels, and picture books and then create our own! Trip TBD. Lunch provided.

Location: MW South

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Teen Scholars South Open House


Ages: 14 - 18
Wednesday - 06:00 pm - 07:30 PM
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Come join us for an evening with the Teen Scholars of Mighty Writers South. Writing leads to thought-provoking discussions about issues effecting us and our community. We write persuasive essays and creative fiction . Pizza will be served.

Location: MW South
Instructor(s): Shanise Redmon

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Summer Tutors


Ages: 5 - 18
Monday - 05:30 pm - 07:00 PM
Monday, Jul 08, 2019 - Monday, Aug 12, 2019

Avoid the summer slide and be prepared for school. Work one-on-one or in small groups to work on individual writing or reading goals.

Location: MW South

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Relax, Relate, Release Camp


Ages: 7 - 10
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday - 12:00 pm - 05:00 PM
Monday, Aug 12, 2019 - Friday, Aug 16, 2019

We will practice yoga and mindfulness techniques, providing tools to understand the mind and body. Learn to cultivate empathy, skills for concentration as well as skills to overcome challenges through writing and open discussions. Trip to Magic Gardens.

Location: MW South
Instructor(s): Amy Perez

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Drama Camp


Ages: 9 - 12
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday - 12:00 pm - 05:00 PM
Monday, Jul 22, 2019 - Friday, Jul 26, 2019

We will be introduced the various forms of how to properly critique a film. We will watch classic films, develop a plot for own film and write a scene for our own scripts. We will also sharpen our acting chops. Trip to the Barnes Museum! Lunch provided.

Location: MW South
Instructor(s): Shanise Redmon

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Write Your Revolution Camp


Ages: 9 - 12
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday - 12:00 pm - 05:00 PM
Monday, Jul 08, 2019 - Friday, Jul 12, 2019

We’ll learn about social change, read the works of revolutionary writers and poets, and discuss the pressing issues of today issues and write revolutionary declarations for change and take them to City Hall. Lunch provided.

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

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Give Me A Beat Camp


Ages: 7 - 10
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday - 12:00 pm - 05:00 PM
Monday, Jul 29, 2019 - Friday, Aug 02, 2019

We’ll reflect on the social impact of musical movements both past and present. We’ll also create and write our own original song while playing musical instruments. Trip to the Academy of Natural Sciences. Lunch provided.

Location: MW South
Instructor(s): Ev Reheard, Kierra Jones-Fogle

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Fan Fiction Writers


Ages: 10 - 13
Tuesday - 06:00 pm - 07:30 PM
Tuesday, Apr 23, 2019 - Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Watch and talk about your favorite movies or series; then, put your own spin on them! Add characters or change them. Tell a story from a different perspective. Write a new ending or a missing scene. The story becomes yours when you write fanfiction!

Location: MW South
Instructor(s): Amber Stopper

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Game On! Camp


Ages: 7 - 10
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday - 12:00 pm - 05:00 PM
Monday, Jul 15, 2019 - Friday, Jul 19, 2019

Game On is a game creation camp full of fun! We'll explore many fascinating concepts and then turn it into a game for others to play! We’ll end our of the week with a trip to the Franklin Institute. Lunch provided.

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

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