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BOOKME Big Brother/Sister Literacy Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: BOOK ME FOUNDATION INC

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Literacy & Engagement Volunteer

Description:

· We are excited to offer a volunteer opportunity for high school students who are passionate about making a difference in the lives of young children. As a B.O.O.K.M.E. Big Brother or Big Sister Literacy and Engagement volunteer, you will have the rewarding experience of reading to PreK - 1st grade students, engaging their imaginations, and contributing to their early educational experiences. This role also allows you to integrate your own studies and interests into the reading sessions in a meaningful way.

Responsibilities:

· Conduct engaging reading sessions with PreK - 1st grade students, using a variety of books provided by our program and any approved material relevant to your studies or interest.

· Incorporate elements of your high school studies into the reading sessions in a way that is enjoyable for young learners. For example, if you are interested in biology, you might select books related to animals or nature and share interesting facts or concepts in a simplified manner.

· Provide feedback and ideas to our team on how to improve the reading sessions and make them more beneficial for the students.

Qualifications:

· Currently enrolled in a high school.

· The ability to communicate and convey information in an engaging manner for young students.

· A passion for making a positive impact in the community.

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About BOOK ME FOUNDATION INC

Location:

903 DREW STREET, BROOKLYN, NY 11208, US

Mission Statement

The B.O.O.K.M.E. Foundation empowers urban youth through book distribution, creative workshops, mentorship, and teaching opportunities.

Description

B.O.O.K.M.E. (Books Offer Opportunities, Knowlege & Mega Exposure) foundation distributes books to urban youth and families, fostering a love for reading and enhancing literacy skills. These efforts directly address literacy disparities and promote academic success among children and adolescents. We also offer the following...

Creative Workshops: Through our various partnerships with other non-profits and organizations, B.O.O.K.M.E. organizes a variety of workshops aimed at promoting holistic development among youth. These workshops cover essential life skills such as social and emotional awareness, creative writing, financial empowerment, and the arts. By engaging participants in activities that encourage self-expression and personal growth, the foundation empowers young individuals to navigate challenges effectively and develop into well-rounded adults.
Mentorship Programs: We offer programs that connect high school and college students with elementary schools for earning, learning, and teaching opportunities. Through our B.O.O.K.M.E. to Teach (BM2T), B.O.O.K.M.E. Big Brother (BMBB) and B.O.O.K.M.E. Big Sister (BMBS) initiatives, the foundation pairs high school and college students with elementary school children, creating valuable learning and teaching opportunities for both parties. This mentorship model facilitates academic support and fosters positive role modeling while forming meaningful partnerships that provides a platform to contribute to their community and offer an invaluable experience in teaching.

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Community
Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Community

WHEN

Mon Sep 23, 2024 - Mon Dec 02, 2024

WHERE

11208

(40.67493,-73.87131)
 

SKILLS

  • Visual Arts
  • Music Arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Pottery

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 16
  • 1 hour

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