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 firstname.lastname@example.org:
Date & Times: Thursday, December 15th • 10:45 – 11:33 AM and 11:38 AM – 12:24 PM
(Classes meet back to back; volunteers can participate in one or both sessions)
Volunteer Role: Art Coach
Overview: Two classes of 11th-grade students read Daniel Jose Older’s Shadowshaper, an urban fantasy tale set in present-day Brooklyn. Guided by the author and using his book as a model, students will add a fantastic element to a story set in their own neighborhood. Writing coaches will help them edit their final work. Art coaches will guide groups as they create a visual to accompany their stories. Their work will be published in a book.