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Field trip chaperone for Washington Heights, NYC public school literacy program (4jsr)

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Behind the Book | Brooklyn, NY
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Behind the Book


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Published 5 months ago

Start Date

May 24, 2019

End Date

May 24, 2019

Duration

One-time only


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-12th-grade classrooms to guide students in creating their own writing projects.

You need no experience or training. As a coach, you'll support and encourage students as they work on their projects.

This field trip needs your help at a school in Washington Heights, NYC. To sign up, contact volunteer@behindthebook.org with program code 42JSR-S.

Date/Time: Friday, May 24th / 9:30 AM – 1:15 PM (please arrive 15 minutes early for orientation)

About the program: Based on Subway Story, the story of how retired subway cars were transformed into artificial ocean reefs, second-graders discussed sustainability and repurposing with author Julia Sarcone-Roach. Field trip chaperones will accompany the class to Materials for the Arts, where students will create artwork to illustrate their writing about another sustainability project to preserve ocean life.

For information on other 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 submit our brief questionnaire.

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…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Groups Welcome

How to Apply

No experience or training needed. We provide advance information on your role, and there's a brief orientation at the school right before you leave for the destination. Groups up to 10 welcome.

No experience or training needed. We provide advance information on your role, and there's a brief orientation at the school right before you leave for the destination. Groups up to…

Location

PS 241

976 President Street, Brooklyn, NY 11225

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