Letter from Shamira O’Neal, Program Director, MW North

December 3, 2015

Dear parents, volunteers, kids, teens & Mighty Writers of every age,

My name is Shamira O’Neal and I’m the Program Director here. Mighty Writers North is located at The Advocate Center, 1801 Diamond St. in Philadelphia.

During the fall of 2015 in our Mighty Writers Academy, we discussed our struggles and how we overcame them. We wrote persuasive essays and talked about the idea of the American Dream.

Between the World & Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates was the roadmap for our first semester of Teen Scholars. Coates’ ideals and stream of consciousness writing led to deep conversation and set the foundation for our writing.

Shamira and Rashee

Our most popular evening workshop was “Who Runs The World? Girls.” This group has supported Michelle Obama’s “Let Girls Learn” campaign and investigated what confidence looks, sounds and feels like. After two months of conversation and writing, we’re all experts in #blackgirlmagic. Stay tuned for more Monday night workshops with girl power themes!

Other popular workshops this fall included “Cursive Writing Through the Ages,” “…deep like the rivers,” and “Oh, The Places We’ll Go!” You can find links to all of our current programs here.

I’m generally in the office Monday to Thursday 12-8pm and Friday 2-6pm. Stop by and introduce yourself!

I look forward to meeting you.

Shamira O’Neal
Program Director, Mighty Writers North
O: 215.978.8000 ext. 309
C: 561.635.8383

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