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Wee Write Literacy Assistant

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ORGANIZATION: 826 NEW ORLEANS

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We are continuing our mission to cultivate and support the voices of young writers by expanding our programming to include 3-5 year olds! Launching for the first time this fall, Wee Write will be operating in Langston Hughes Elementary School from September through October. The mission of Wee Write is to radically shift the way we teach literacy, prime our early learners for school, and strengthen youth agency and interest in literacy and writing.

Volunteers will be assisting in encouraging and supporting the story-telling of students. They will help with classroom management, spend one-on-one time with students, and help transcribe student writing and story-telling. Early Childhood Education experience is a plus but not a requirement. Volunteers should be patient, have attention to detail, enjoy working with young children, and believe in the inherent potential, creativity, and self-expression of all youth.

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  • Fri Sep 23, 2022 - afternoon / 01:30 PM to 02:30 PM
    The program will run Fridays from September 16th-October 21st
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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

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Education & Literacy

WHEN

Fri Sep 16, 2022 - Fri Oct 21, 2022
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
This opportunity has 1 shift

WHERE

3519 Trafalgar StreetNew Orleans, LA 70119

(29.98803,-90.08059)
 

SKILLS

  • Literacy / Reading
  • Child Development
  • Reading / Writing

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Wee Write is an hour-long program on Fridays from September 16th-October 21st

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