Spellbinder Storyteller

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Denver Public Schools - Volunteer Services

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Denver Public Schools Spellbinders are a group of passionate volunteers trained in the art of oral storytelling. Spellbinders mission is to use the art of oral storytelling to enhance literacy, encourage character development and build intergenerational communities.

Each volunteer returns to the same classrooms each month to provide a 20 to 40 minute (depending on the age of the children and the needs of the teacher) oral storytelling session.

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About Denver Public Schools - Volunteer Services

Location:

Volunteer Services, 1860 Lincoln St - 10th Floor, DENVER, CO 80203, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the Denver Public Schools is to provide all students the opportunity to achieve the knowledge and skills necessary to become contributing citizens in our diverse society. Keep watching as Denver Public Schools continues to challenge itself, reform and grow.

Description

Denver Public Schools is committed to meeting the educational needs of every student with great schools in every neighborhood. Our goal is to provide every child in Denver with a joyful, rigorous and personalized learning experience from preschool through high school graduation. DPS is comprised of more than 200 schools, including traditional, innovation, magnet, charter and pathways schools, with a current total enrollment of more than 91,000 students. Of those, 56% of the school district’s enrollment is Hispanic, 23% is Caucasian and 14% is African-American. Additionally, 69% of our students qualify for free- and reduced-price lunches, an indicator of poverty.

Under the leadership of Superintendent Tom Boasberg and guided by the tenets of the Denver Plan 2020, DPS is among the fastest-growing urban school districts in the nation in terms of enrollment and leads all large districts in Colorado in terms of student academic growth.

Joined by our community, DPS teachers, school leaders and school-support staff crafted the strategic district plan, the Denver Plan 2020, which identifies our five key goals:

  1. Great Schools in Every Neighborhood
  2. A Foundation for Success in School
  3. Ready for College & Career
  4. Support for the Whole Child
  5. Closing the Opportunity Gap

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Volunteer Services1860 Lincoln St - 10th FloorDENVER, CO 80203

(39.74578,-104.98572)
 

SKILLS

  • Literacy / Reading

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 17
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 hour, once a month
  • Attend Spellbinder Initial Training - 3 hours, 4 times within two weeks.

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