Become a volunteer with Behind the Book, a non-profit literacy organization that inspires New York City public school students to love reading. Through our rich, innovative programs, which are taught as part of the class curricula, accomplished authors visit high-needs pre-K-12th grade classrooms to guide students in creating their own writing and art projects.
You need no experience or training to volunteer as a writing, research or art coach to engage and encourage students as they work on their projects.
The classroom workshop below needs your help next month in the Bronx. To sign up to volunteer, please reply with the program code to email@example.com:
Program DWCPG1118 (Bronx)
Date & Times: Friday, December 2nd • 10:45 – 11:33 AM and 11:37 AM – 12:23 PM
(Classes meet back to back; volunteers can participate in one or both sessions)
Volunteer Roles: Writing Coach & Photographer
Overview: These 9th graders, a mix of general education, special education, and English Language Learners, read Ten Mile River by Paul Griffin, a novel about the intense friendship and struggles of two homeless youths living in upper Manhattan. After discussing the main characters’ choices and the consequences, each student will write a story, either fiction or about their own experience, in which they are the hero. Their work may be song lyrics, a skit, poem or essay. Volunteers will help them edit their drafts, which will be published in book.