Classroom Volunteer/Writing Coach

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Behind the Book

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Volunteer with Behind the Book, a non-profit literacy organization that inspires New York City public school students to explore stories and empower their voices.

Through our rich, innovative programs, accomplished authors of books that speak to urban youth visit high-needs Pre-K-12th-grade classrooms to guide students in creating their own writing projects. Programs are integrated into the teacher's curricula, and adhere to Common Core standards.

GoPass (https://staging.fcny.org/gp/volunteers/about/) is required to volunteer. If you'd like to register, you can volunteer once you begin the application process.

No experience is necessary. We provide advance information on your role in the classroom, and hold a brief orientation right before a workshop begins.

Individual workshops run an average of 90 minutes on a week day. You can sign up for any number of workshops in any number of programs, which span a few weeks. Our partner schools are in Brooklyn, lower and upper Manhattan, and the Bronx.

To join our volunteer team and receive announcements of new programs as they're scheduled throughout the school year, please submit our brief questionnaire at http://www.behindthebook.org/join-us/volunteer/

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About Behind the Book

Location:

216 West 135th Street, Ground Floor, New York, NY 10030, US

Mission Statement

Behind the Book is a non-profit literacy organization that inspires New York City public school students to love reading. Through our rich, innovative programs, which are part of the class curricula and meet Common Core Learning Standards, accomplished authors visit high-needs pre-K-12 classrooms, where they teach a genre of writing and guide students in creating their own writing projects based on the theme of the author's book. BtB programs have a successful record of building comprehension skills and motivating engaged readers at schools around the city.

Description

Behind the Book is a non-profit literacy organization that brings authors into high-needs New York City public schools to enhance the literacy skills of pre-K-12 students. Our innovative programs are part of the class curricula and and meet Common Core Learning Standards.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

NYC public schools in 3 boroughsNew York, NY 10030

(40.81734,-73.94333)
 

SKILLS

  • Literacy / Reading

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Choose from available dates/times
  • GoPass is required to volunteer. If you'd like to register, you can volunteer while your application is processed. Work well with given age group. Basic editing/writing and research skills. Commitment to fostering literacy and love of reading.

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