BENEFITING: MIGHTY WRITERS
I volunteer with an organization called Mighty Writers, which is based in South Philadelphia, PA. Mighty Writers is a community of teachers, tutors and students that come together for an after school program everyday.
It's a really incredible experience because these kids defy every stereotype that could possibly be thrown at them. They're motivated, smart and going places with their lives. They come from different socioeconomic backgrounds, and all find ways to relate to one another and learn about each other's religion, home life and interests.
As tutors, we keep them on track with school work, help them balance their home lives, and (here's where the writing part comes in) get them excited about having their voice heard by a larger community through their writing.
We have the daily afterschool program, a teen writing lounge, free SAT prep courses and multiple weekly writing workshops.
Seeing these kids stay on track and be excited about writing is one of the most rewarding things I've experienced and I'm so glad to be a part of it.
We're looking to expand within the next year and have another center servicing North Philadelphia, but we can't do it without the help of the community's donations of time, money and volunteerism.
Please help this amazing Nonprofit broaden our reach to encompass more communities, more students, and hopefully, more states.
Every dollar really does help.