You Make Our Hearts Sing

“Inside all of us is Hope. Inside all of us is Fear. Inside all of us is Adventure. 
Inside all of us is… A Wild Thing.”
— Maurice Sendak, “Where the Wild Things Are” 

If you’ve been with us awhile, you know how much we value rigor and revision when it comes to writing.   

We speak often of the need for clear thinking and a pre-writing roadmap. All are valued Mighty intonations. 

But first and foremost we’re all about kids at Mighty Writers, which is why we equally celebrate their dynamism and boundless coming-of-age energy. 

And never more so than in the spring, when that coming-of-age energy reaches stunning levels of rambunctiousness. 


 “Wild thing, you make my heart sing. You make everything groovy, wild thing” The Troggs, 1966


We get it. 

Life is more than hours at a keyboard.

It’s about balance, the ability to prioritize and to know when and where to let your wild side fly. 

No one said being Mighty was easy. 

Spring is a time of change for all of us at Mighty Writers.  

We’re busy signing up kids for our summer programs and preparing to send our graduates off to their post-high school lives. 

And, of course, as always, planning ways to reach more kids with the power of writing.  

Our programming staff will soon be off to their annual retreat, where they’ll sharpen their skills and figure new ways to get our Mighty kids to write with clarity.  

Springtime also happens to be one of our two major appeal seasons at Mighty Writers.

It’s important for us to point that out because it’s your donations that allow us to grow.

We mention this only as a gentle reminder.

Gentle, because we’re in a unique position at Mighty Writers. Our donors like kids and believe in the power of writing to change lives.  

No hard sell necessary.   

It makes reaching out to you pretty darn cool.

Our best for a Mighty spring,  

Tim Whitaker, Executive Director twhitaker@mightywriters.org