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Write Your Way to College


Ages: 15 - 18
Monday - 06:00 pm - 08:00 PM
Monday, Oct 07, 2019 - Monday, Nov 25, 2019

11th & 12th graders, perfect your personal statement for college! Speak directly to the admissions committee in your own voice. Work with an experienced college instructor to develop a well-written essay that you can send off with pride. No class 11/11.

Location: MW West
Instructor(s): Phyllis Agins Grode

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Middle Grades Academy


Ages: 11 - 14
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - 03:00 pm - 06:00 PM
Monday, Sep 09, 2019 - Thursday, Dec 19, 2019

The Middle Grades Academy at MW West guides students in grades 6-8 through the writing process. We build a Mighty community and complete writing projects in informative, persuasive, narrative & poetry writing. Three days/week required.

Location: MW West
Instructor(s): Christina Rissell

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*Parent's Role & Responsibility - Tues, 11/12* Keys to Success College Seminar


Ages: 15 - 18
Tuesday - 06:30 pm - 08:30 PM
Tuesday, Oct 01, 2019 - Thursday, May 07, 2020

College Access 1st Tuesdays! NOV. session is 11/12, focused on PARENTS ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES. It takes a village, education is the key to success & financial gain. Find out the roles & responsibilities of parents, students & schools, from GED to PhD.

Location: MW West
Instructor(s): Alletta Parris-Olday

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SAT Prep Club


Ages: 16 - 18
Wednesday - 06:00 pm - 08:00 PM
Wednesday, Oct 09, 2019 - Wednesday, Dec 04, 2019

Individualized SAT support. Space is limited. Attendance at all sessions required.

Location: MW West
Instructor(s): Avery Davis

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Teen Scholars West


Ages: 13 - 18
Sunday - 02:00 pm - 04:00 PM
Sunday, Sep 15, 2019 - Sunday, May 31, 2020

The Teen Scholars program at MW West offers youth 13+ college/job prep & community service experience with emphasis on personal character growth and publishing. Three Sundays/month required.

Location: MW West
Instructor(s): Christina Rissell

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Ready, Set, Discover YOU


Ages: 13 - 15
Thursday - 06:00 pm - 08:00 PM
Thursday, Oct 10, 2019 - Thursday, Nov 14, 2019

Poets and short-story writers alike, turn your table talk into self-discovery. Share, challenge, celebrate and strengthen personal voice through creative expression. Each student receives a free copy of poetry prompt books. Optional open mic event.

Location: MW West
Instructor(s): Pamela Blanding-Godbolt

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Crafty Readers Club


Ages: 5 - 9
Sunday - 12:00 pm - 02:00 PM
Sunday, Dec 08, 2019 - Sunday, May 24, 2020

The Crafty Readers club is designed to boost your child's interest in reading and writing by engaging their creative senses. In the spring we will be writing for a magazine publishing contest! Regular attendance is required.

Location: MW West
Instructor(s): Emily Gorman

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Above the Influence


Ages: 13 - 17
Wednesday - 06:00 pm - 08:00 PM
Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019 - Wednesday, Dec 11, 2019

Understanding the realities of drug use and addiction. Exploring positive alternatives to the negative influences around us. Be a voice of healthy living for your peers by designing your own public service announcement.

Location: MW West
Instructor(s): Herbert (Herb) Fry

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Choose Your Own Gaming Adventure


Ages: 12 - 16
Monday - 06:30 am - 08:00 PM
Monday, Oct 14, 2019 - Monday, Nov 18, 2019

Teaching Teens the foundation of writing a strong video game narrative. Participants will build branching narratives through the web app Twinery. The goal of this workshop is to bridge the gap between urban communities and the gaming industry.

Location: MW West
Instructor(s): Tyreek Wanamaker

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Elementary Academy


Ages: 8 - 10
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - 03:00 pm - 06:00 PM
Monday, Sep 09, 2019 - Thursday, Dec 19, 2019

The Elementary Grades Academy guides students in grades 3-5 through the writing process. We build community & complete writing projects in informative, persuasive, narrative & poetry writing. Cursive writing Wednesdays included! Three days/week required.

Location: MW West
Instructor(s): Tierra Jones, Naeemah Suluki

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Mighty Mindfulness


Ages: 18 - 80
Saturday - 12:00 pm - 02:00 PM
Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 - Saturday, Oct 19, 2019

The MW community comes together to learn mindfulness tools, strategies & activities. Learn ways to teach youth to relax and feel centered all while helping them develop. Parents, volunteers & everyone welcome!

Location: MW West
Instructor(s): Amy Perez

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Dream Girl Power


Ages: 12 - 15
Tuesday - 06:00 pm - 08:00 PM
Tuesday, Oct 08, 2019 - Tuesday, Oct 29, 2019

Have you ever wondered what your night dreams mean? Unlock the secret healing wisdom of dreams through guided writing activities and interactive discussions. Confront your fears and conquer your goals!

Location: MW West
Instructor(s): Sharon Pastore

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Philadelphia Stories Jr. Editorial Board


Ages: 13 - 18
Sunday - 12:00 pm - 02:00 PM
Sunday, Oct 13, 2019 - Sunday, Nov 17, 2019

This workshop is a closed committee of 5 teens and 5 adults processing submissions and edits for final publication. This committee meets for 6-8 consecutive sessions, twice a year (Teen edition prints in fall, Junior edition prints in spring).

Location: MW West
Instructor(s): Virginia (Ginny) Simon, Tyreek Wanamaker

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Mighty Toddlers West


Ages: 2 - 5
Wednesday - 10:30 am - 11:30 AM
Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019 - Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Spend some educational fun time with your toddlers. This weekly play session is family friendly. Parents attend with your toddler to learn how to prepare them for school the Mighty way. Free trips and snacks included. Open to daycares.

Location: MW West
Instructor(s): Naeemah Suluki

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