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 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 workshop needs your help at PS 4. To sign up, reply with the program code to firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll supply the address, directions, and other information when you’re confirmed:
Be a volunteer writing coach. Paulette Bogan’s “Bossy Flossy,” the story of a bossy girl who learns to change her ways, inspired fourth-graders to reflect on issues they’ve experienced in their own school. Students will work to develop conflict-resolution skills through role-playing and the use of “I” statements, with the help of an interactive workshop about bullying and ways to address it, presented by educator-actors from New York City Children’s Theatre. Writing coaches will help students translate their ideas into a two-character skit about a conflict and how it’s resolved.
For information on other program dates around the 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.