Writing coach for Washington Heights NYC public school literacy program (328jv)



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Washington Heights public school
New York
New York
United States


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-12 classrooms to guide students in creating their own writing projects based on the theme of the author's book.

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

This field trip needs your help in Washington Heights. To sign up, contact volunteer@behindthebook.org with the program code. We'll supply the address, directions, and other information when you're confirmed.

Program 3287JV-T

Date: Monday, May 21st

Time: 10:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Volunteer Role: Writing Coach

About the program: In the graphic novel Ghetto Brother: Warrior to Peacemaker, Julian Voloj details the history of a 1970’s South Bronx street gang. Bilingual seventh-graders created plans for a community-based organization, along with a multi-point platform for improving their own neighborhoods. Coaches will work one-on-one to help them develop their work.

For dates of other workshops around New York City, please visit our volunteer opportunities page.

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


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No experience or training needed. To sign up, contact volunteer@behindthebook.org with the program code. Groups up to 7 welcome.