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Writing coach for Washington Heights, NYC public school literacy program (CI-A)

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Published 2 months ago

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December 18, 2019
10:30am EST - 11:30am EST
Weekdays
A few hours

Writing coach for Washington Heights, NYC public school literacy program (CI-A)
Writing coach for Washington Heights, NYC public school literacy program (CI-A)

Volunteer with Behind the Book, a non-profit literacy organization that inspires New York City public school students to love reading. Through our rich, 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.

No experience is necessary. We provide advance information on your role, and hold a brief orientation right before a workshop begins. As a coach, you'll support and encourage students as they work on their projects.

This writing workshop needs your help at a school in Washington Heights, NYC. To sign up, contact volunteer@behindthebook.org with program code 3286CI-A. We'll supply more information when you're confirmed.

Date/Time: Wednesday, December 18th / 10:30 – 11:30 AM (please arrive 15-20 minutes early for orientation)

About the workshop: Sixth-graders read A Thirst for Home: A Story of Water across the World by Christine Ieronimo, about an Ethiopian girl adopted by an American family. Students will explore how people’s lives are affected by inaccessibility to clean water, and research inventions designed to address the issue. Coaches will help them refine their pitches for one such invention to present to the class. Spanish-speakers appreciated.

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Volunteer with Behind the Book, a non-profit literacy organization that inspires New York City public school students to love reading. Through our rich, innovative programs, which are part of the class curricula, accomplished authors…

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  • Groups Welcome

How to Apply

No experience is necessary. We provide advance information on your role, and hold a brief orientation right before a workshop begins. As a coach, you'll support and encourage students as they work on their projects. GoPass preferred, but not required.

No experience is necessary. We provide advance information on your role, and hold a brief orientation right before a workshop begins. As a coach, you'll support and encourage…

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NYC public school

New York, NY

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