Volunteer Writing Tutor + Middle School Mentor


Cause Areas


Mon Sep 26, 2016 - Wed May 24, 2017


308 Congress Street, Fifth FloorBoston, MA 02210


Citizen Schools is a leading national nonprofit that partners with local schools to prepare urban middle school students for achievement and leadership in high school, college, the workforce, and civic life.

The Writing Program is the cornerstone of Eighth Grade Academy, Citizen Schools capstone year. Through the Writing Program, students receive personalized academic support, connect with a mentor from the Greater Boston community, and develop the skills they’ll need to successfully transition to high school next year.

As a Writing Program Coach, you will mentor and tutor a Citizen School 8GA student as they make the transition from middle school to high school.

  • 90 min bi-weekly meetings, October through May
  • High school application essays, personal statements, persuasive arguments, and more
  • Develop students networking skills, resume and cover letter writing, and more
  • Share your personal and professional journey, lived experiences, and advice

You’re never alone when you serve as a Writing Program Coach. Citizen Schools is there every step of the way to ensure you and your 8GA student have a successful year.

  • New Coach Onboarding - Hosted at Citizen Schools HQ, learn about the communities we serve, working with middle school students, our philosophy of instruction, and more.
  • Writing Program Team Orientation - Hosted at your Writing Program Team location. Meet your fellow Coaches and your AmeriCorps 8GA Team Leader.
  • 8GA Team Leader - Travels with students each week, prepares Writing Program objectives, agenda, and materials, provides updates on student progress, and more.

Across Greater Boston, Citizen Schools Writing Program Teams are forming. There are several teams you can join:

Bi-Weekly Mondays, 2:45-4:15, at one of the following locations:

  • State Street, 1 Iron Street, Boston
  • Trip Advisor, 226 Causeway Street, Boston

Bi-Weekly Tuesdays, 2:45-4:15, at one of the following locations:

  • Mintz Levin, 1 Financial Center, Boston
  • Citizen Schools, 308 Congress Street, Boston

Bi-Weekly Wednesdays, 3:00-4:30pm, at the following location:

  • Trotter Innovation School, 135 Humboldt Avenue, Boston


  • Mentoring
  • Reading / Writing
  • Spanish
  • Tutoring
  • Youth Services

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Oct-May, biweekly M OR T, 2:30-4:00 OR W 3:00-4:30
  • bilingual - English/Spanish (encourage, not required)
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