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Writing coach for Brooklyn, NYC public school literacy program (GN-S)

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One time only
December 19, 2019
8:00am EST - 9:30pm EST
Weekdays
A few hours

Writing coach for Brooklyn, NYC public school literacy program (GN-S)

Volunteer with Behind the Book, a non-profit literacy organization that inspires New York City public school students to love reading. Through our rich, 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 based on the theme of the author's book.

No experience is necessary. We provide advance information on your role, and hold a brief orientation right before a workshop begins. 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 Mapleton, Brooklyn, NYC. To sign up, contact volunteer@behindthebook.org with program code FDR10GN-S. We'll supply more information when you're confirmed. Groups up to 12 welcome.

Date/Time: Thursday, December 19th / 8:00 – 9:30 AM (please arrive 20 minutes early for orientation)

About the workshop: Greg Neri‘s Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty, a graphic novel that explores a gang shooting by an 11-year-old boy, inspired 10th-graders to debate whether a youth offender should be held accountable. Working with writing coaches, they’ll write alternate-ending narratives addressing the question about Yummy’s actions.

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Volunteer with Behind the Book, a non-profit literacy organization that inspires New York City public school students to love reading. Through our rich, innovative programs, which are part of the class curricula, accomplished authors…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Training Provided
  • Groups Welcome

How to Apply

To sign up, contact volunteer@behindthebook.org with program code FDR10GN-S. We'll supply more information when you're confirmed. No experience is necessary. We provide advance information on your role, and hold a brief orientation right before a workshop begins. As a coach, you'll support and encourage students as they work on their projects. Groups up to 12 welcome.

To sign up, contact volunteer@behindthebook.org with program code FDR10GN-S. We'll supply more information when you're confirmed. No experience is necessary. We provide advance…

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NYC public school

Brooklyn, NY

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