Inspire Crown Heights, Brooklyn public school students to love reading


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Tue Apr 25, 2017, 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM


Crown Heights public schoolBrooklyn, NY 11225


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 pre-K-12 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 students. As a writing, research or art coach, you'll engage them and encourage their progress on a project.

This workshop needs your support at an elementary school in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, NY. To sign up, please contact with the program code:

Program 2412RG-G

Date: Tuesday, April 25th, 2017
Time: 9:00 - 11:00 AM
Volunteer Role: Field Trip Chaperone

About the workshop: Second-graders read Robbin Gourly’s Bring Me Some Apples and I’ll Make You a Pie: A Story About Edna Lewis, about a woman chef and early champion of purity of ingredients, regional cuisine, and farm-to-table food. Accompanied by the author and volunteer chaperones, students will visit Brooklyn Botanic Gardens to explore plants and flowers. On Thursday, May 4th, 9:00 - 10:30 AM, writing coaches will guide small groups in their Crown Heights classroom as they revise their writing about traditions associated with a favorite family recipe (please note that date if you'd like to volunteer).

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  • Reading / Writing

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • 2 hours

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