June 8th, 2014

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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.”

—The President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities, 2014


Donate to Mighty Writers

June 2nd, 2014

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April 30th, 2014

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It’s A Mighty Truth

March 5th, 2014

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Children make you want to start life over.”

—Muhammad Ali

Danielle & Nadirah = Mighty Buds

March 5th, 2014

Danielle Burrows and Nadirah Nichols began their mentorship in fall 2011 when Nadirah was an eleven-year old sixth grader. Today, Nadirah’s 14 and finishing eighth grade at the Truebright Science Academy Charter School. We caught up with Danielle recently to find out how it’s going and how she likes being a mentor.

What kind of kid is Nadirah? What kinds of things does she like?
I wasn’t surprised to discover that Nadirah’s the youngest in her family because you sense right away that she’s spent a lot of time absorbing adult banter. She’s quick-witted and precocious, but not in a way that robs her of her youthfulness. I’m blown away by her ability to churn out writing that is paced and executed in a style not far removed from young adult literature. She was one of the first kids through the door at Mighty Writers. She is an avid reader and especially loves young adult author Sharon Draper.

>>>> Danielle continues her Mighty story >>>>


No Untold Stories Here

February 9th, 2014

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” —Maya Angelou


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The Mighty Way

February 7th, 2014

Thank you to our friends at Al Dia for such a swell video.

Mighty Volunteer

February 1st, 2014


Kara Cochran

Currently: MFA Program, Rosemont College.

Hometown: I’ve moved around my entire life.

How long a Mighty volunteer? A little over a year.

What do you do at Mighty Writers? I previously volunteered with the MW South Academy and workshops. I am now a mentor, and I’m conducting a debate workshop this summer.

What did you write as a kid? Essays and letters. My dad worked for the State Department, and I once wrote a letter to Madeleine Albright asking to give my dad more time at home. My dad still has the letter.


It is so important to ignite a passion for writing at a young age.


What makes a Mighty Writer? Mighty are the people aware of the power in the written word and its ability to incite change.

What keeps you coming back to Mighty Writers? The pride and passion that comes with being a Mighty Writer. People who read as children are more likely to lead successful lives. It is so important to ignite that passion for reading and writing at a young age and empower children to lead successful lives.

>>> Kara talks more reading and writing >>>

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