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 to volunteer. As a coach, you’ll support and encourage students as they work on their projects.
This writing workshop needs your help at PS 4 in Washington Heights. To sign up, contact firstname.lastname@example.org with the program code and time slot(s) you choose.
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Times (choose one or both): 9:00 – 10:00 AM and/or 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (please arrive 15 minutes early for orientation)
Volunteer Role: Writing coach
About the program: Kindergartners are learning about Mexican folk art with Cynthia Weill’s “Colores de la vida,” the third book in a series that combines aspects of animals, words, and color to teach early learners. Students will make their own clay figures inspired by Oaxacan artists, then write about their creations with the help of coaches.
For details on other program dates around the city, visit our volunteer opportunities page.
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