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Mighty Toddlers West


Ages: 2 - 5
Tuesday - 10:30 am - 11:30 AM
Tuesday, Sep 24, 2019 - Tuesday, May 26, 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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Greedy Readers


Ages: 13 - 18
Tuesday - 06:30 pm - 08:00 PM
Tuesday, Oct 29, 2019 - Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Youth who like to read: Join our book club! We meet the last Tuesday of each month and discuss books you'll help choose! Books provided. Get your free copy of The Hate U Give in our first session. Pizza served at 6:30, discussion starts at 7.

Location: MW South
Instructor(s): Katherine Rogers

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Mighty Mindfulness @ RMH Camden


Ages: 0 - 80
Monday - 06:30 pm - 07:30 PM
Monday, Jan 27, 2020 - Monday, Dec 28, 2020

Mighty Writers Camden brings its Mindfulness & Journaling Program to the children and families of Camden's Ronald McDonald House. We will listen, breathe, write, create (and maybe even eat!) with attention, awareness, and kindness.

Location: On the Road Location
Instructor(s): Amber McGuigan

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Mighty Mindfulness @ RMH Front St


Ages: 18 - 80
Thursday - 03:30 pm - 05:00 PM
Thursday, Nov 14, 2019 - Thursday, Dec 19, 2019

Mighty Writers brings its Mindfulness & Journaling Program to the children and families of Ronald McDonald House. We will listen, breathe, write, create (and sometimes eat!) with attention, awareness, and kindness.

Location: On the Road Location
Instructor(s): Amy Perez

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Ser Bilingue en Filadelfia


Edades: 6 - 17
Saturday - 12:00 pm - 02:00 PM
Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 - Saturday, Nov 23, 2019

Eres bilingue en Filadelfia? En este taller, utilizaremos una variedad de formas de explorar y expresar nuestro bilingüismo, incluyendo zines, iPods y codices!

Ubicación: MW El Futuro
Instructor(s): Stephanie Lynn Abraham

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Philadelphia Stories Teen 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 Mindfulness


Ages: 18 - 80
Tuesday - 05:30 pm - 07:30 PM
Tuesday, Nov 19, 2019 - Tuesday, Nov 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, youth, volunteers & everyone welcome!

Location: MW North
Instructor(s): Amy Perez

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Mighty Mindfulness


Ages: 18 - 80
Tuesday - 05:30 pm - 07:30 PM
Tuesday, Dec 17, 2019 - Tuesday, Dec 17, 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, youth, volunteers & everyone welcome!

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

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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, Jun 04, 2020

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. Orientation and application required.

Location: MW South
Instructor(s): Shanise Redmon

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Adventures in Theater


Ages: 8 - 11
Sunday - 04:00 pm - 05:30 PM
Sunday, Oct 06, 2019 - Sunday, Nov 24, 2019

Write your most wild adventure story and bring it to life in a page to stage workshop series offered by Enchantment Theatre Company and Mighty Writers.

Location: MW South

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Jumpstart Your College Essay @ Upward Bound Rowan


Ages: 16 - 18
Saturday - 01:30 pm - 03:00 PM
Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 - Saturday, Mar 07, 2020

Ready to get started on your college essay? We’re here to help! Join MW for an interactive, theatrical experience that will help you launch your college essay. Find your writing voice and catch the eye of admissions.

Location: On the Road Location
Instructor(s): Alexandra Krantzler

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Reading Buddies


Ages: 5 - 9
Sunday - 02:00 pm - 03:30 PM
Sunday, Oct 20, 2019 - Sunday, Dec 15, 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 with an adult each week to strengthen literacy skills, journal, and develop a love of reading.

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

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January Family Write Night


Ages: 1 - 100
Tuesday - 06:00 pm - 07:30 PM
Tuesday, Jan 07, 2020 - Tuesday, Jan 07, 2020

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. Pizza served

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

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Pequeños Escritores


Ages: 5 - 7
Saturday - 12:30 pm - 01:30 PM
Saturday, Oct 12, 2019 - Saturday, Dec 14, 2019

“Almost all good writing begins with terrible first efforts. You need to start somewhere.” – Anne Lamott. Kids are never too young to be introduced to the process of writing. Parents are never too old to admit it. Check it out!! -All MW programs are free

Location: MW El Futuro
Instructor(s): Isabelle Bauman

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El Taller de Leer y Escribir en Español


Edades: 8 - 11
Tuesday - 06:00 pm - 07:30 PM
Tuesday, Oct 01, 2019 - Tuesday, Jun 02, 2020

El Taller de Leer y Escribir en Español esta dedicado a los alumnos de habla Hispana. Con enfoque en el mejoramiento de la lectura y gramatica en dicho idioma. Aprovecha la oportunidad. Te esperamos!

Ubicación: MW El Futuro
Instructor(s): Nelia Diaz, Isabelle Bauman

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Adolescentes Escolares


Edades: 14 - 18
Thursday - 05:30 pm - 07:30 PM
Thursday, Sep 12, 2019 - Thursday, Jun 04, 2020

Todo sobre el pensamiento crítico, los debates dinámicos y el alcanzar metas, enfocados en la cultura Mexicana, la literatura Latina y la comunidad local. Ven cada semana a escribir a nivel universitario en este grupo para adolescentes.

Ubicación: MW El Futuro
Instructor(s): Natalia Fernandez-Pousa

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Poesíadé Poder Femenino


Edades: 7 - 11
Monday - 04:00 pm - 06:00 PM
Monday, Sep 30, 2019 - Monday, Dec 16, 2019

En este taller para niñas, vamos a leer libros de mujeres y niñas poderosas. Después vamos a escribir poesía sobre nosotras y de las mujeres fuertes que conocemos.

Ubicación: MW Kennett
Instructor(s): Sara Dickens

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Mighty Poets: Hip Hop Edition


Ages: 11 - 14
Monday, Wednesday - 02:30 pm - 05:30 PM
Monday, Sep 09, 2019 - Wednesday, Dec 18, 2019

Join our Mighty Poets as we explore the lyrically vivid world of Hip Hop through poetry. Students will be introduced to the interesting uses of similes, metaphors, etc. that brings Hip Hop to life; all while becoming poets themselves.

Location: MW Camden
Instructor(s): Catherine Buck

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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 Toddlers


Ages: 2 - 5
Sunday - 11:00 am - 12:00 PM
Sunday, Sep 15, 2019 - Sunday, Dec 15, 2019

Parents come and spend a few hours in educational fun with your toddlers and preschoolers. This weekly play session teaches early literacy skills. Mighty Toddlers have an amazing time sharing and creating stories while preparing for kindergarten.

Location: MW South
Instructor(s): Azizah Grant

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Pequeños Poderosos


Edades: 2 - 4
Saturday - 11:00 am - 12:00 PM
Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 - Saturday, Jun 06, 2020

Explora con Miss. Isabelle temas acerca de la comunidad, el compartir y comidas familiares. Cada clase incluirá el juego del alfabeto, lectura en voz alta, historias actuadas y los niños fabricaran sus propios libros. Padres, están cordialmente invitados!

Ubicación: MW El Futuro
Instructor(s): Isabelle Bauman

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Choose Your Own Gaming Adventure


Ages: 12 - 16
Monday - 06:30 pm - 08:00 PM
Thursday, Dec 05, 2019 - Thursday, Feb 13, 2020

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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Mighty Tutors


Ages: 5 - 18
Monday, Thursday - 06:00 pm - 07:30 PM
Monday, Oct 07, 2019 - Monday, Dec 16, 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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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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Academia MW El Futuro


Edades: 8 - 14
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - 03:00 pm - 05:30 PM
Sunday, Sep 08, 2019 - Thursday, Jun 04, 2020

a Academia Mighty Writers convoca a estudiantes motivados de 3 - 8 grados a asistir con nosotros para cultivar sus habilidades en la escritura. Nuestro horario es de 3:00 - 5:30PM. Se requiere que los niños vengan por lo menos tres veces por semana.

Ubicación: MW El Futuro
Instructor(s): Selekha Baira Ramos

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Mindful Explorers - Dec.


Ages: 6 - 12
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - 03:30 pm - 05:30 PM
Monday, Dec 09, 2019 - Thursday, Dec 12, 2019

Explore everything from yoga-based movement, mindfulness and relaxation activities to storytelling, art, journaling, breathing exercises and meditation! Through engaging activities, we will explore concepts such as peace, respect & gratitude!

Location: MW Penrose
Instructor(s): Amy Perez

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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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Boys to Men


Ages: 12 - 17
Tuesday - 06:00 pm - 07:30 PM
Tuesday, Oct 29, 2019 - Tuesday, Dec 03, 2019

We’ll talk relationships, respect, peer pressure, the meaning of success, and interactions with police as young men of color. We’ll even tie ties. Through journaling and discussion, we’ll help boys navigate a path toward positive manhood.

Location: MW South
Instructor(s): Darryl Griffin

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Mighty Toddlers at Mill Creek


Ages: 2 - 6
Monday, Wednesday - 10:30 am - 11:30 AM
Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019 - Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Join us for some educational fun with your toddlers. This play session teaches early literacy skills. Mighty Toddlers engage in fun activities while creating stories and preparing for kindergarten. Free trips and snacks included. Open to daycares.

Location: MW Mill Creek
Instructor(s): Naeemah Suluki

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Futuros dé Poder Femenino


Edades: 12 - 17
Wednesday - 03:30 pm - 04:30 PM
Wednesday, Oct 02, 2019 - Wednesday, Dec 18, 2019

Ubicación: MW Kennett
Instructor(s): Sara Dickens

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Noche de Escritura Familiar Bilingüe


Edades: 0 - 99
Friday - 06:00 pm - 08:00 PM
Friday, Dec 13, 2019 - Friday, Dec 13, 2019

Ubicación: MW Kennett
Instructor(s): Sara Dickens

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December Family Write Night


Ages: 1 - 100
Tuesday - 06:00 pm - 07:30 PM
Tuesday, Dec 03, 2019 - Tuesday, Dec 03, 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. Pizza served

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

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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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Mighty Mindfulness & Journaling


Ages: 7 - 10
Tuesday, Thursday - 02:30 pm - 05:30 PM
Tuesday, Nov 05, 2019 - Thursday, Dec 19, 2019

Join us as we learn mindfulness techniques--like body awareness, emotion regulation, and mindful breathing--and apply them to our everyday lives, at school and at home. We will write, create (and eat!) with attention, awareness, and kindness.

Location: MW Camden
Instructor(s): Amber McGuigan

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The Camden Voice


Ages: 14 - 18
Wednesday - 04:00 pm - 06:00 PM
Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019 - Wednesday, Dec 18, 2019

Join professional photographers to learn the ropes of multimedia reporting focused on Camden. We’ll take photos, tell photo stories & write captions about the neighborhoods of Camden, starting with Waterfront South.

Location: MW Camden
Instructor(s): April Saul, Matthew Stanley

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Letter to My Father @ Francis Scott Key via Sunrise


Ages: 12 - 14
Tuesday - 03:30 pm - 05:00 PM
Tuesday, Nov 05, 2019 - Tuesday, Dec 17, 2019

Relationships with fathers come in all shapes and sizes. In this workshop, we'll create a safe environment to engage in art exercises and explore this relationship before writing a letter to the man himself.

Location: On the Road Location
Instructor(s): Tina Smith-Brown

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Tutores Poderosos


Edades: 5 - 17
Monday, Wednesday - 05:30 pm - 07:30 PM
Monday, Sep 09, 2019 - Wednesday, Jun 03, 2020

¿Necesita ayuda con tareas de escritura? ¡Mighty Writers al rescate! Inscríbase o visitenos entre septiembre y junio para trabajar uno a uno o en grupos pequeños con nuestros voluntarios. Cualquier duda que tenga con su escritura, aqui se la resolvemos.

Ubicación: MW El Futuro
Instructor(s): Isabelle Bauman, Natalia Fernandez-Pousa

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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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Mighty Teen Scholars 2019-20


Ages: 14 - 18
Wednesday - 06:00 pm - 08:00 PM
Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019 - Wednesday, Jun 03, 2020

We read literature that is not seen in schools. Our reading & writing leads to thought-provoking discussions about issues effecting us & our community. We write persuasive & informative essays, creative fiction! College trips TBD. We are now waitlisting.

Location: MW South
Instructor(s): Shanise Redmon

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Mighty Elementary Academy


Ages: 8 - 11
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - 03:00 pm - 06:00 PM
Monday, Sep 09, 2019 - Thursday, Jun 04, 2020

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. Orientation and application is required.

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

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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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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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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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Mighty Mindfulness @ RMH Chestnut


Ages: 18 - 80
Wednesday - 07:00 pm - 08:00 PM
Monday, Nov 18, 2019 - Monday, Dec 23, 2019

Mighty Writers brings its Mindfulness & Journaling Program to the children and families of Ronald McDonald House. We will listen, breathe, write, create (and sometimes eat!) with attention, awareness, and kindness.

Location: On the Road Location
Instructor(s): Amber McGuigan

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Hip-hop Graphic Novels @ SLAMS PD Wednesdays


Ages: 12 - 14
Wednesday - 02:00 pm - 03:20 PM
Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019 - Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Join artist, producer & founder of the hip-hop animation “The Sure Shot” for an introduction to graphic novels. Learn animation techniques and write your own graphic novel inspired by your life! (Professional musician available for an additional fee.)

Location: On the Road Location
Instructor(s): Joseph (Tramp) Daly

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