Writing coach for Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, NYC public school literacy program (EA6ab)



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One-time only


Bed-Stuy public school
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 program needs your help in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, NYC. To sign up, contact volunteer@behindthebook.org with the program code. We'll provide the address, directions, and other information when you're confirmed:

Program EA6AB-M

Date: Tuesday, May 15th

Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Volunteer Role: Writing coach

About the program: Ann E. Burg’s Unbound, a novel-in-verse about a slave family who seek sanctuary in the wilds of the Great Dismal Swamp, inspired sixth-graders to craft their own historical fiction. With the help of writing coaches, they will polish their drafts that imagine what life would be like in that situation. *You can also sign up to be a Field Trip Chaperone on Tuesday, May 22nd from 12:00 - 2:30 PM to accompany the class for a guided tour of Weeksville, the 19th-century free black community that remains preserved in Brooklyn,

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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How To Apply


No experience or training needed. To sign up, contact volunteer@behindthebook.org with the program code. Groups up to 5 welcome.