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Good Troublemakers Program Assistants

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ORGANIZATION: 826 NEW ORLEANS

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Good Troublemakers is a community collections project in which we visit classrooms all over the city and lead themed writing workshops. This year's theme is community safety! We'll be writing with students aged 5-18 about how we know we're safe, what makes a community safe, and what we can do to help create one. We need both in-person volunteers to assist students with their writing during classroom workshops, and virtual volunteers who can transcribe the work as it is collected throughout the fall.

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About 826 NEW ORLEANS

Location:

1750 SAINT BERNARD AVE, NEW ORLEANS, LA 70116, US

Mission Statement

826 New Orleans cultivates and supports the voices of all youth writers ages 6-18 through creative collaborations with schools, families, and communities. We provide space for young people to tell their stories and we publish them in beautiful books.

Description

826 is a national nonprofit organization that serves as an international proof point for writing as a tool for young people to ignite and channel their creativity, explore identity, advocate for themselves and their community, and achieve academic and professional success. Formally known as Big Class, 826 New Orleans cultivates and supports the voices of young writers ages 3-18 through a range of programs at our Center in the 7th Ward and creative collaborations with schools and communities across New Orleans. We have several on site and in-school programs that run throughout the academic year. After School is a free, creative, and literary-rich program where students grades 1-5 receive 1-on-1 support with homework, reading, and writing. After School meets at our Writing Center Mondays - Thursdays from 3:30 pm -6:00 pm. In-school programs include Good Troublemakers, a community collections project in which we visit classrooms all over the city and lead themed writing workshops. We are launching a new program, Wee Write, designed for 3-5 year-olds to radically shift the way we teach literacy, prime our early learners for school, and strengthen youth agency and interest in literacy and writing. Partnering with a public high school we run a Writers’ Room, a third space inside a public school where students work on publishing projects as well as get support and encouragement with their own creative and school projects.

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations New Orleans, LA 70116

(29.96537,-90.063)
 

SKILLS

  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Copy Writing / Copy Editing

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • 1 to 2 hours a week as per volunteer availability

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