Employer: Philadelphia Workforce Development Corporation
Hometown: Downingtown, PA
What do you do at Mighty Writers?
I’ve been a Mighty writing mentor since July 2011.
What did you like to write as a kid?
I started out writing songs because both of my parents are musicians and performers. Eventually, I started writing poetry.
What is your favorite thing to write now?
I write to express my thoughts, and I write for two Facebook Fan pages: “These Good Things” and “Good Services.” Both pages are about positivity.
What keeps you coming back?
I was paired up with a great kid! Kesara has a lot of great ideas and it’s wonderful to help her express herself.
How does Mighty Writers make your life better?
It keeps me honest and gives me the benefit of observing the outcomes of my influence.
If you could put a Mighty Writers anywhere, where would it be?
North or West Philly as a start. There are plenty of kids in those neighborhoods and their parents may feel more comfortable getting them involved with a Mighty Writers nearby.
What was your favorite book as a kid?
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst and Ray Cruz.
Why is writing important?
Clear written communication is critical for relating to others in social, professional and educational settings. Philadelphia’s kids are our kids so we have a responsibility to help them do their best.
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