Writing Coach for Washington Hts., NYC public school literacy program (322tm)



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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 writing, research or art coach, you'll support and encourage students as they work in the classroom.

This classroom 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 3228TM-P

Date: Thursday, January 11th, 2018

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Volunteer Role: Writing Coach

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. Students will consider themes of race, identity, police brutality, and justice, then work in groups to create comic strips based on their own lives that respond to the question: "What is the story you are dying to tell?" Coaches will assist them as they write stories exploring obstacles in graphic novel form.

For dates of other Behind the Book programs around New York City, please visit our volunteer opportunities page.

To join our team and receive announcements of new programs as they're scheduled, please complete our brief questionnaire.

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No experience or training needed. To sign up, contact volunteer@behindthebook.org with the program code. Groups up to 10 welcome.