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Mighty Writers engages volunteers to deliver free writing instruction and workshops for Philadelphia students in community-based storefront centers. Founded in March 2009, our educational programs serve more than 575 elementary, middle and high school students annually in our South Philadelphia center at 15 th and Christian streets. With the efforts of more than 300 community volunteers, we provide free, drop-in tutoring and creative writing programming for our city's children and youth. Mighty Writers will improve literacy citywide by opening and operating additional centers in West and North Philadelphia to serve more than 2,000 students annually in three accessible locations by 2012.
Our free long- and short-term Writing Workshops serve 500 students annually. Project-based workshops are comprised of up to eight sessions, most lasting 1-2 hours. Each workshop culminates with the production of a tangible final project (e.g. poetry anthology, story compilation, blog, newspaper, comic book, video diary). For example, our Spring 2010 workshop lineup included Writing Movie Reviews, Where I'm From: Writing Your Neighborhood and Garden Writing Club, which featured a community gardening component.
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