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After-School Writing Coach & Tutor

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  • 22 people are interested

At 826, one of our foundational programs is After-School. After-School is a free, creative, and literary-rich program where students grades 1st-6th receive 1-on-1 support with homework, reading, and writing. Afterschool meets at our Writing Center on 1750 St. Bernard Ave Mondays - Thursdays from 3:30 pm -6:00 pm.

We are currently looking for volunteer writing coaches to help support our After-School students. Volunteers participate in writing activities with the students and help them create stories, improve reading comprehension, and develop confidence in their writing and voices. Volunteers may also help students with homework and daily journaling. We request that volunteers with Afterschool are able to make a recurring weekly commitment to establish continuous relationships with our students in the program. Volunteers do not need a background in education, just a passion for working with kids, a belief in the inherent potential and creativity of all youth, and a desire to support the voices and learning of New Orleans' young people.

If you are interested in joining our amazing 826 New Orleans krewe, please apply here: https://826neworleans.org/volunteer/ and we will reach out to you with our onboarding materials.

Thanks so much for your interest! Our volunteers are the greatest asset to our team and integral to our mission to amplify all New Orleans youth voices through writing and publication.

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Mission Statement

826 New Orleans believes in the transformative power of literacy, writing, and publication to elevate student stories. We strive to amplify the voices of New Orleans' diverse community of young people, who live at the intersection of many identities. We know writing builds critical communication skills and is a tool to disrupt the status quo. To this end, we aspire to be anti racist in our practices and processes and hold ourselves to continuously listening, learning, and growing as an organization.


826 is the largest youth writing network in the country! We serve 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.

826 was founded in 2002 in Valencia, CA by author Dave Eggers to support overburdened teachers by connecting community members with students who could use their help the most. Today, the 826 Network serves close to 350,000 students ages 3 to 18 each year via 826 Digital and through nine chapters: 826 Boston, 826CHI, 826DC, 826LA, 826michigan, 826 MSP, 826 New Orleans, 826 New Orleans, and 826 Valencia. This work is possible thanks to the support of almost 5,000 volunteers.

Each chapter has an imaginative storefront that reimagines tutoring as anything but traditional; provides a gateway for meeting families, teachers, and volunteers, and connects students with community members. In addition, there are over 50 organizations around the world inspired by the 826 model collectively serving an additional 150,000 students.


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


Mon Jan 08, 2024 - Mon Apr 01, 2024
03:30 PM - 06:00 PM


1750 Saint Bernard AvenueNew Orleans, LA 70116



  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Child Development


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3 hours weekly

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