All of a sudden, the school year is winding down at Mighty Writers. I can now count the number of days I have left in the studio on one hand, and that just makes me feel miserable. Where am I going to go in July to read the clever poetry and space capers of Philadelphia middle schoolers? Who's going to play with my hair on Tuesday afternoons?
I was honored to be Volunteer of Month for May, and I'm wracking my brain to figure out how to stay involved from Boston next year, and from Jersey thereafter. In the meantime, if you live in Philly, like kids okay, and care deeply about improving literacy in our city, please think about volunteering your time when Mighty Afterschool starts up again next fall.
You won't regret it. If you have long hair, you might even get it braided.
author of The Violet Hour, reader, prodigious eater of ice cream