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



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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 and art 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 in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, NYC. To sign up, contact volunteer@behindthebook.org with the program code and time slot(s). We'll supply the address, directions, and other information when you're confirmed:

Program EA67TB-H

Date: Monday, May 14th

Time: 11:15 AM - 12:45 PM

Volunteer Role: Writing Coach

About the program: To explore both Caribbean folklore and using archetypes to tell stories, these 6th- and 7th-graders read The Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste, in which a girl must learn local history and use her intuition to save her community from one of these folkloric evil spirits. Coaches will help students polish their stories that apply Caribbean folk elements and other imagined concepts to recount how they resolved a challenging issue in their own lives..*You can also sign up to be a Field Trip Chaperone on Friday, May 25th / 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM to accompany the class on a visit to the American Folk Art Museum in Manhattan

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 8 welcome.