Young Authors - Help Students Write Their Own Book!


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Tue Oct 03, 2017 03:30 PM - Thu Jun 07, 2018 05:15 PM


1802 S. 36th St.Tacoma, WA 98418


Do you love to create? Have you ever written a poem, a short story, or perhaps even a novel? Love to read?

Reed Elementary in Tacoma, WA is seeking enthusiastic volunteers who enjoy working with elementary-aged youth in our after school Young Authors program!

The Young Authors program allows students to create their own work of literature from cover to cover - students brainstorm, create drafts, edit, create more drafts, edit, draw a picture for each page, and then "publish" their work in our computer lab/bind their books!

The program is meant for 10 students but we could expand enrollment to 15 with a committed volunteer or two!

Students in our Young Authors program are 2nd-3rd grade. Young Authors occurs every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30 - 5:15pm.

Young Authors will begin on Monday, October 2nd and will go until Thursday, June 7th.

The daily schedule is as follows:

3:30 - 3:45 - Welcoming activity/Q&A

3:45 - 3:55 - Snack time

4:00 - 4:45 - Activity - Young Authors

4:45 - 5:15 - Academic enrichment and mentoring

In order to volunteer, all we ask is that you come to the main office and complete a volunteer packet. Once approved, we would love to have you working with our students!!!



  • Curating
  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Drawing
  • Reading / Writing
  • Tutoring

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3:30 - 5:15 pm (1 hr. 45 min.) timeframe desired
  • 1 hour minimum per week desired

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