Tag Archives: Literacy

Coach for ‘Behind the Book’ 1st-Grade Public School 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-12 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.

This program needs your help at PS 4 in Washington Heights. To sign up, contact volunteer@behindthebook.org with the program code. We’ll supply the address, directions, and other information when you’re confirmed:

Program 41MW-P

Date: Wednesday, April 25th
Time: 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Volunteer Role: Gardening Coach

About the program: First-graders are learning about gardening and planting with Monica Wellington’s Zinnia’s Flower Garden, the story of a girl who, with the help of her cat and dog friends, demonstrates the skills needed to grow beautiful blossoms. Students will be assisted by coaches as they plant their own flower seeds.

For dates of other programs around the city, please visit our volunteer opportunities page.

To join our team and receive announcements of new classroom programs and other opportunities as they’re scheduled, please complete our brief questionnaire.

Coach for ‘Behind the Book’ Pre-K Public School 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-12 classrooms to guide  students in creating their own writing projects.  UYou need no experience or training to volunteer. As a coach, you’ll support and encourage students as they work.

This program needs your help at PS 4 in Washington Heights. To sign up, contact volunteer@behindthebook.org with the program code. We’ll supply the address, directions, and other information when you’re confirmed:

Program 4PKMW-PV

Date: Wednesday, April 25th
Time:  8:30 – 10:00 AM
Volunteer Role: Gardening Coach

About the program: Pre-kindergarteners are learning about gardening and planting with Monica Wellington’s Zinnia’s Flower Garden, the story of a girl who, with the help of her cat and dog friends, demonstrates the skills needed to grow beautiful blossoms. Students will be assisted by coaches as they plant their own flower seeds.

For dates of other programs around the city, please visit our volunteer opportunities page.

To join our team and receive announcements of new classroom programs and other opportunities as they’re scheduled, please complete our brief questionnaire.