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“Around the Corner” is a PhillyCAM show that offers local social impact leaders the opportunity to share what impact their work is having on the Philadelphia area.
Mighty Writers is growing even mightier in 2018.
The nonprofit that teaches local youth writing skills currently has four locations — 18th and Diamond in North Philly, 15th and Christian and 9th and Washington in South Philly, and 39th and Lancaster in West Philly — serving about 2,500 young people annually.
“We try to get into the parts of the city where the lower-performing schools are, [where there are] high illiteracy issues,” said Program Director Khalia Robinson.
But in the new year, look out for an expanded footprint in Philly: Mighty Writers is bringing its educational programming to neighborhood rec centers. Locations are TBD, but look out for more details in early 2018.
Robinson shared this tidbit of news during her “Around the Corner” interview. Check it out for more details about the organization, including which programs are her personal favorite and why Mighty Writers encourages its young students to lead their own workshops (and break world records).
“We are writers by trade, but our first name is ‘Mighty,'” she said. “That’s what we try to teach the kids to aspire to be.”
PhillyCAM is Comcast channel 66/966 HD/967 and Verizon FIOS channel 29/30 in Philadelphia.-30-
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