How do we get kids to write?

How do those basic skills translate into better grades and better career prospects? How do we get them to want to read on their own?


These are some of the questions Mighty Writers, an organization I’ve been involved with for about a year now, hopes to answer. The organization has achieved an incredible amount of success since May, 2009, when they first opened their doors at Fifteenth and Christian Streets. (They occupy a prominent storefront on that corner, which is how I initially found out about them.)


Now, as an intern, I’m working on the Summer Movie edition of their student-produced newspaper, laying out the graphics and editing the reviews the kids wrote during a dedicated film workshop. I’m also organizing a street team, so Mighty Writers can have a presence at local events this summer, at events like Farmers’ Markets and music festivals.


I was recently contacted by a publicist for Rutgers, who interviewed me regarding my experience at Mighty Writers. Check it out here:
Rutgers–Camden Graduate Helps Students Master Writing Skills.