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April 4th, 2017

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goal of true education.”

—Martin Luther King Jr.

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April 3rd, 2017

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Philly Soul Radio, 1950—’79

February 9th, 2017

Produced by Mighty Writers in 2014 and narrated by legendary Philadelphia music producer Kenny Gamble, GOING BLACK: THE LEGACY OF PHILLY SOUL RADIO, is an Edward R. Murrow award-winning documentary on the history of Black radio in Philadelphia. We’re pleased to offer it here.

Photo is of Georgie Woods, iconic Philadelphia radio broadcaster.

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SAT Prep, Summer 2017

November 19th, 2016

Mighty SAT Prep course is free and open to rising juniors and seniors in Philadelphia. All students must interview and show evidence of commitment in order to be considered for the program. The Prep program will cover the Reading, Writing and Mathematics sections of the SAT. If students are interested in receiving additional feedback on their SAT essays, one-on-one mentorships can be arranged through our Program Director.

This summer, both classes (Session A & Session B) will run 24 sessions. Students must attend all classes, Monday through Thursday, to remain in good standing. Attendance at practice tests and parent session are required.

Our Mighty Story

September 15th, 2016

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“… your program’s selection as one of the 50 finalists distinguishes [Mighty Writers] as one of the top arts-and-humanities-based programs in the country.”—President Obama’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities

Zadie Smith On Writing

September 3rd, 2016

1. When still a child, make sure you read a lot of books. Spend more time doing this than anything else.

2. When an adult, try to read your own work as a stranger would read it, or even better, as an enemy would.

3. Don’t romanticize your “vocation.” You can either write good sentences or you can’t. There is no “writer’s lifestyle.” All that matters is what you leave on the page.

4. Avoid your weaknesses. But do this without telling yourself that the things you can’t do aren’t worth doing. Don’t mask self-doubt with contempt.

5. Leave a decent space of time between writing something and editing it.

6. Avoid cliques, gangs, groups. The presence of a crowd won’t make your writing any better than it is.

7. Work on a computer that is disconnected from the Internet.

8. Protect the time and space in which you write. Keep everybody away from it, even the people who are most important to you.

9. Don’t confuse honors with achievement.

10. Tell the truth through whichever veil comes to hand, but tell it. Resign yourself to the lifelong sadness that comes from never being satisfied.

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