Field Trip Chaperone for Washington Hts, NYC public school literacy program (322tm)



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Washington Heights 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 love reading. Through our innovative programs, accomplished authors lead workshops in high-needs pre-K-12 classrooms, where they guide students in creating their own writing and art projects based on the theme of the author's book.

No experience or training is necessary to volunteer as a writing, research or art coach in the classroom. You'll support, engage, and encourage students as they work on their projects.

This field trip needs your support for a class at a Washington Heights school. To sign up, please contact with the program code. We'll supply the address, directions, and other information when you're confirmed:

Program 3228TM-P

Date: Thursday, January 4th, 2018

Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Volunteer Role: Field Trip Chaperone

About the workshop: Eighth-graders read I Am Alfonso Jones by Tony Medina, the first graphic novel for young readers to focus on the Black Lives Matter movement and police brutality. Students explored themes of race, identity, police brutality, and justice to create comic strip stories based on their own lives, and respond to the question, "What is the story you are dying to tell?" Field trip chaperones will accompany the class on a visit to the Museum of the City of New York for an exhibit on Activist New York.

To find other Behind the Book programs around the city, visit our volunteer opportunities page.

To join our team and receive announcements of new volunteer opportunities as they're posted, please complete our brief questionnaire.

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How To Apply

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