Research coach for Washington Heights, NYC public school literacy program



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500 West 160th Street
New York
New York
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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 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 workshop needs your help at a school in Washington Heights, NYC. To sign up, reply with the program code to We'll supply the address, directions, and other information when you're confirmed:

Program 45LN-HM

Date: Thursday, November 8th, 2018

Time: 9:30 - 11:00 AM

Volunteer Role: Research Coach

About the program: This fifth-grade class read The Honeybee Man by Lela Nargi to discover the world of bees and other pollinators: what they do, where they live, and why they’re important to ecosystems. Students will also visit bee hives and sample honey at City Growers in Long Island City. Research coaches will support small groups in the classroom as they research a pollinator, using videos, books, and the internet to prepare to write reports on the subject. You can also sign up to be a writing coach on Thursday, November 15th, 9:30 - 11:00 AM, to help students polish their work.

For information on other program dates 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.


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No experience or training needed. We'll provide more information on participating when you confirm.