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Writing coach for public school literacy workshop

Behind the Book

Arts/Culture, Children/Youth, Education
Mott Haven
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Behind the Book
Nearest Public Transportation:
2 (train), 5 (train), 6 (train), Bx2 (bus), Bx21 (bus), Bx32 (bus), Bx33 (bus)
Start Date:
Mar 7, 2018
End Date:
Mar 7, 2018
Weekdays, Morning
One Time Opportunity
You must be at least 18 to volunteer.
Open to groups.

Behind the Book is 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 coach, you’ll support and encourage small groups of students as they work in the classroom.

This writing workshop needs your help in the Bronx. To volunteer, reply to volunteer@behindthebook.org with the program code and time slot(s) you choose. We’ll supply the address, directions, and other information when you’re confirmed:

Program BA6RWG-M

Date: Wednesday, March 7th
Times (choose one or both): 8:50 – 9:40 AM (class 1) and/or 10:30 – 11:20 AM (class 2)

About the workshop: Two 6th-grade classes read Rita Williams-Garcia’s “One Crazy Summer”, about three sisters who spend the summer of 1968 learning about the Black Panthers, Vietnam—and their mother, a poet and activist who left them years before. The students will also visit the Black Power exhibit at the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Writing coaches will help them polish argumentative essays that address topics like immigration, segregation, bullying, and gun control, in response to the prompt What would I stand up for?

To join our team and receive announcements of new classroom programs, please complete our brief questionnaire by clicking JOIN US > VOLUNTEER at www.behindthebook.org.