Field Trip Chaperone for Brooklyn, NY public school literacy program (241sa)



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Crown 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 in the classroom as a writing, research or art coach. You'll support and encourage students as they work on their projects.

This program needs your support in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. To sign up, contact with the program code. We'll supply the address, directions, and other information when you're confirmed:

Program 2414SA-H

Date: Friday, January 5th, 2018

Time: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Volunteer Role: Field Trip Chaperone

About the program: ​​Selina Alko’s The Case for Loving, about the landmark Supreme Court decision that invalidated laws prohibiting interracial marriage, inspired fourth-graders to explore legal rights that affect their own lives. Students studied the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and discussed issues relevant to their communities, to write about a human right they believe is important to protect, and how. Chaperones will accompany the class on a visit to the United Nations, where they'll learn more about the issues, and consider how governments and countries can strengthen human rights protections.

To find more Behind the Book program dates, visit our volunteer opportunities page.

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

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How To Apply

No experience ot training needed. To sign up, contact with the program code. Groups up to 7 welcome.