Philly's Mighty Writers program expanding to Camden

Mighty Writers was founded in 2009 with the goal of helping children learn to think and write clearly.

Dan Wing
June 23, 2018 - 9:45 pm
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CAMDEN, NJ. (KYW Newsradio) -- A program that has helped Philadelphia kids become better writers for nearly a decade will soon expand its efforts into neighboring Camden, New Jersey.

Mighty Writers was founded in 2009 with the goal of helping children learn to think and write clearly, which its founder and executive director Tim Whitaker says will help them be more successful in life. 

"We find that once kids learn how to write, how to express themselves, their self-esteem goes up, their futures look brighter, and they start to go after it," Whitaker said. "So we're excited."

Mighty Writers has six different locations in Philadelphia, and after a nearly two-year search, Whitaker says they will be setting up shop across the river.

"We found it in the South Waterfront section of Camden at the Nick Virgilio Writers House, which just opened," Whitaker said. "It's across the street from Sacred Heart School, so we have children within arms reach. The people there are very welcoming."

The Camden location will start with one-day workshops over the summer, but hit full stride when school starts again. It will also offer programs in both English and Spanish. 

Registration can be done through their website, or by emailing [email protected]