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Field Trip Chaperone for Behind the Book PS 4 Literacy Program

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 support and encourage students. This field trip needs your help with a class at PS 4. 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, about actual retired subway cars that were transformed into artificial ocean reefs, second-graders discussed sustainability and repurposing with author Julia Sarcone-Roach. Students wrote arguments about how another project they researched will best preserve ocean life. Field trip chaperones will accompany the class to Materials for the Arts , where students will create a sustainability art project.

For information on more programs in Washington Heights, the Bronx, and other neighborhoods, please visit our volunteer opportunities page.