Field Trip Chaperone for Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, NYC public school literacy program (EA6ab)



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Bedford-Stuyvesant pubic 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 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 field trip needs your help in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. To sign up, contact with the program code. We'll provide the address, directions, and other information when you're confirmed:

Program EA6AB-M

Date: Tuesday, May 22nd

Time: 12:00 - 2:30 PM

Volunteer Role: Field Trip Chaperone

About the program: Ann E. Burg’s Unbound, a novel-in-verse that tells the story of a slave family who sought sanctuary in the wilds of the Great Dismal Swamp, inspired sixth-graders to craft their own historical fiction that imagines what that life would have been like. Chaperones will accompany the class to Weeksville, the 19th-century free black community that remains preserved in Brooklyn, for a guided tour to supplement students' research into that period in history.

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 with the program code. Groups up to 5 welcome.