Inspire Crown Heights, Brooklyn public school students to love reading


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Tue May 16, 2017, 09:00 AM - 11:45 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 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 an elementary school in Crown Heights. To volunteer, please reply with the program code to

Program 2411TH-F

  • Tuesday, March 16th, 2017
  • 9:00 - 11:45 AM
  • Field Trip Chaperone

First-graders read Fraidyzoo by author/illustrator Thyra Heder, about a little girl who’s forgotten why she’s afraid to go to the zoo, so her family creates homemade costumes to help her remember. Volunteers will accompany students on a field trip to Prospect Park Zoo, where they’ll choose an animal to research. You may also volunteer on Tuesday, May 23rd, 9:00 - 10:00 AM, as a writing coach in the classroom, where you'll guide students in editing their written pieces about their animal.

For details about other Behind the Book programs around the city, visit

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  • Reading / Writing

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • 2.75 hours

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