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


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Fri May 12, 2017, 09:30 AM - 11:00 AM


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 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 Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. To sign up, please contact with the program code:


Date: Friday, May 12th, 2017
Time: 9:30 - 11:00 AM
Volunteer Role: Writing Coach

Overview: Second-graders read Bottle Cap Boys by Rita Williams-Garcia, about two African-American brothers who make tap shoes with bottle caps so they can dance in the street. After researching the rich history of New Orleans and its cultural contributions, students will create musical instruments with found objects. Writing coaches will help them finalize essays based on their research and experience making instruments.

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  • Reading / Writing

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • 1.5 hours

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