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Writing coaches for Washington Heights, NYC public school literacy program (4jsr)

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Behind the Book | New York, NY
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Behind the Book


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Published 5 months ago

Start Date

May 16, 2019

Duration

One-time only


Volunteer with Behind the Book, a non-profit literacy organization that inspires New York City public school students to explore stories and empower their voices. Through our innovative programs, which are part of the class curricula, accomplished authors visit high-needs Pre-K-12th-grade classrooms to guide students in creating their own writing projects.

You need no experience or training. As a coach, you'll support and encourage students as they work on their projects.

This writing workshop needs your help at a school in Washington Heights, NYC. To sign up, contact volunteer@behindthebook.org with program code 42JSR-S and the time slot(s) you'd like.

Date: Thursday, May 16th

Time(s) -- choose one or both: 10:00 - 11:00 AM and/or 12:00 - 1:00 PM

About the program: Based on the true story of retired subway cars being transformed into artificial ocean reefs, Subway Story was the inspiration for second-graders to discuss sustainability and repurposing with author Julia Sarcone-Roach. Writing coaches will help them edit their arguments explaining how a similar project they researched will best preserve ocean life.

For information on other programs around the city, please visit our volunteer opportunities page.

To join our team and receive announcements of new programs as they're scheduled, please submit our brief questionnaire.

Volunteer with Behind the Book, a non-profit literacy organization that inspires New York City public school students to explore stories and empower their voices. Through our innovative programs, which are part of the class curricula…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Groups Welcome

How to Apply

No experience or training needed. We provide advance information on your role, and there's a brief orientation at the school right before the workshop begins. Groups up to 10 welcome.

No experience or training needed. We provide advance information on your role, and there's a brief orientation at the school right before the workshop begins. Groups up to 10 welcome.

Location

PS 4 (Duke Ellington School)

500 West 160th Street, New York, NY 10032

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