Looking to sharpen your writing skills—or maybe even write the next great American novel? Mighty Writers teen opportunities are taught by professional writers from throughout the Philadelphia area, and they can help you put pen to paper to get out your next great idea.
The 1537 South Street Mighty Writers location offers tons of classes specifically for teens, including poetry, fiction, horror and arts & entertainment blogging. Currently, the 1501 Christian Street location is also accepting applications for a college prep course, which can help you with your college applications and essays. For a full list of current Mighty Writers teen opportunities in South Philly and information on how to apply, click here.
Also, keep a lookout for teen opportunities in West Philly (coming soon) and the next chance to apply for Mighty SAT (which can raise your SAT score by up to 200 points!) at Mighty Writers West!
You can also join Mighty Scholars, a weekly teen program that meets on Wednesdays from 6-8pm. The Mighty Scholars program facilitates critical thinking and in-depth, challenging discussions that will help you prepare for college-level courses. Think that sounds too much like school? Think again—in the 2012-2013 school year, the group read and analyzed books like Jay-Z’s Decoded and Common’s One Day It’ll All Make Sense. On top of their weekly meetings, Mighty Scholars also get opportunities to visit colleges. Applications for Mighty Scholars are accepted on a rolling basis. For more info and to download an application, click here.