Writing coach for Washington Heights NYC public school literacy program (322rw13)



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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 and art projects based on the theme of the author's book.

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

This workshop needs your help in Washington Heights. To volunteer, reply with the program code to volunteer@behindthebook.org. We'll supply the address, directions, and other information when you're confirmed:

Program 32278RW-D

Date: Friday, April 13th

Time: 8:40 - 10:20 AM

Volunteer Role: Writing Coach

About the workshop: Seventh- and eighth-graders read Renée Watson’s A Place Where Hurricanes Happen, a free-verse picture book about four children living in New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina strikes. Writing coaches will help students polish opinion pieces based on their research into the causes and effects of hurricanes, which respond to the question What does it mean to have hope in the face of a traumatic natural disaster?

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 10 welcome.