Join our team of trained volunteers who work online with middle school students on writing assignments in Berkeley classrooms. WriterCoach Connection provides virtual in-school support with hundreds of trained volunteer coaches working one coach with two students on their writing assignments in Longfellow Middle school.
Our coaches work with more than 300 Berkeley middle-schoolers to help:
Raise writing proficiency
Develop critical thinking
Build academic confidence
We welcome college students, parents, working and retired people of all ages and backgrounds. Volunteers commit to two to four class periods a month.
You don't have to be a writer or teacher to volunteer! Our free trainings provide the strategies you'll need to be a terrific coach.
Sign up for an orientation at: WriterCoachConnection.org
1212 Preservation Park Way, Suite 100, Oakland, CA 94612, US
WriterCoach Connection connects trained, caring volunteer coaches with middle and high school students to engage, encourage and inspire them to think more critically and write more skillfully. Our vision is that all students discover the power and richness of their own voices and learn to communicate their ideas with clarity and confidence to enable them to participate successfully in personal and academic challenges, career options and community conversations.
Our core program is a robust in-school academic support program in which coaches work one-on-one and in small groups with each and every student in the classroom, in support of teachers’ writing assignments. Additionally, in response to stated needs by educators and students, coaches in our college and career readiness program module work in classroom settings and after-school programs on senior personal statements, early assessment test preparation. and other crucial college readiness projects.
WriterCoach Connection offers a cost-effective and significantly impactful investment, helping students master crucial literacy skills while fostering social-emotional connections between students and their coaches and preparing the young people for a bright and fulfilling future.