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Writing coach for Ft. Greene, Brooklyn, NY public school literacy workshop...

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Fort Greene, Brooklyn public school

Brooklyn, NY 11205

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Volunteer with Behind the Book, a non-profit literacy organization that inspires New York City public school students to love reading. Through our innovative programs, accomplished authors lead workshops in high-needs pre-K-12 classrooms, where they guide students in creating their own writing and art projects based on the theme of the author's book.

No experience or training is necessary to volunteer in the classroom as a writing, research or art coach. You'll support and encourage students as they work on their projects.

This program needs your support in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. To sign up, contact volunteer@behindthebook.org with the program code and date(s). We'll supply the address, directions, and other information when you're confirmed:

Program 465DR-B

Date: Thursday, January 25th, 2018

Time: 9:30 – 11:00 AM

Volunteer Role: Writing Coach

About the program: Fifth-graders read about the life of legendary baseball player Jackie Robinson, in 42 Is Not Just A Number: The Odyssey of Jackie Robinson, American Hero by Doreen Rappaport. They’ll learn how he broke the sport's color barrier and launched a movement that led to greater civil rights. Writing coaches will guide students editing their news articles written in the spirit of Wendell Smith, a black sportswriter dedicated to integrating major-league baseball. * You can also sign up to be a research coacon Friday, January 5th from 9:00 – 10:30 AM to help students gather facts on Jackie’s achievements, and other acts of resistance in US history.

To find more Behind the Book program dates, visit our volunteer opportunities page.

To join our team and receive announcements of new volunteer opportunities as they're scheduled, please complete our brief questionnaire.

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