How does Mighty Writers make your life better? At the end of the day, I can leave knowing I helped someone feel better about themselves.
If you could put a second Mighty Writers anywhere, where would it be? Camden. There have been so many schools closed and programs cut in Camden that there is nothing for the kids to do. Mighty Writers is such a positive, safe and comfortable environment. It would be great in Camden.
What was your favorite book as a kid? As a very young child, it was “Where is Spot?” I would make my grandfather read that book to me all the time. As I got into chapter books, my favorite was “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” My mom would change her voice to match the characters.
No matter how old you are, everyone needs guidance in life and someone to turn to.
What was the last book you read? The last book that I read was for my children’s literature class—the original Peter Pan. It’d really an adult book and allowed me to see that no matter how old you are, everyone needs guidance.
Who influenced you to care about writing? My Mom. She told me that no matter where you go in life, you will always need to know how to read and write. She would read a book to me every night and after a while I started to want to write my own stories and poems.
Why is writing important for Philadelphia kids? Writing is a skill that kids always need, so why not introduce them to the importance of a piece of paper and pen early?