“I like the workshops. They help me express myself. I’m able to talk about my feelings, and anything I want.”
— Guyanna, 12 years old


Advocate Leadership Institute Application 

The Advocate Leadership Institute (ALI) is composed of rigorous, semester-long after school classes for Philadelphia youth who are committed to developing skills and knowledge in the performing and visual arts, writing, athletics, leadership and social justice. All programs are free for Philadelphia youth. 

Note: Additional application requirements below.

Student Name *
Student Name
Student Birthdate *
Student Birthdate
Race *
Classes *
Please indicate ALL CLASSES (ONE OR MORE) that you would like to apply for.
Name of Parent or Guardian(s) *
Name of Parent or Guardian(s)
Address *
Phone *
Alternate Phone
Alternate Phone
Media Permission
I hereby grant Mighty Writers the right to use my child's photograph, video, and/or voice recording in any and all forms of media and in all manners including, but not limited to, composite or edited forms. I understand that my child's full name will not be used, but other materials may be released to the media without further written permission.

Application Requirements

In addition to this application, all students are required to submit a copy of their most recent report card. 

Applications for the Advocate Leadership Institute will be accepted on a rolling basis through September 30th, however space is limited and applications will be reviewed on a first come, first served basis. Once your application has been reviewed, a member of our staff will contact you to discuss next steps and expectations. Application materials can be dropped off in person or sent to:

Adia Harmon
The Advocate Center for Culture and Education
2123 North Gratz Street | 
Philadelphia, PA 19121
215-978-8008 (fax)