Inspire Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn public school students to love reading


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Thu May 11, 2017, 11:15 AM - 01:00 PM


Bedford-Stuyvesant public schoolBrooklyn, NY 11233


Volunteer with Behind the Book (, a non-profit literacy organization that inspires New York City public school students to love reading. Through our innovative programs, accomplished authors lead workshops in high-needs classrooms, where they guide students in creating their own writing and art projects based on the theme of the author's book.

No experience or training is necessary to work with pre-K-12 students. As a writing, research or art coach, you'll engage and encourage their progress on a project.

This workshop needs your support at a school in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn:

Program EA6ZE-M

  • Thursday, May 11th, 2017
  • 11:20 AM - 12:55 AM
  • Writing Coach

When his beloved older brother starts acting strangely, a boy learns that his love for drawing is a way to process the challenges he and his family face from his brother’s addiction. Inspired by Zeta Elliott’s powerful story Bird, these sixth-grade students will write a poem about how they have had to overcome obstacles. Writing coaches will guide them in reaching their final drafts.

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  • Reading / Writing

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Under 2 hours

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