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Inspire Brooklyn public school students to love reading

Become a volunteer with Behind the Book, a non-profit organization that provides rich, innovative literacy programs in high-needs public schools. We identify books that speak to pre-K-12 students, then partner with teachers to develop immersive curriculum units that bring the authors into classrooms. Through a series of workshops, they discuss their books and teach a genre of writing, encouraging students to see themselves as readers and writers.
 
You need no experience or training to be a BtB volunteer. As a writing or research coach, art assistant, or in another active role, you'll engage and encourage students as they work on their creative projects, which is often a published book. You might help students polish their fiction or essays, create artwork in a variety of media, or research a topic they've chosen to write about.

Workshops last 90 minutes on a school day, usually in the morning. The programs are in public schools in Ft. Greene, Crown Heights, Bed-Stuy, and Ocean Hill, as well as other boroughs.

To join our team and receive announcements of new volunteer opportunities, please complete our brief questionnaire. For more information, contact volunteer@behindthebook.org.

Thanks for helping us create more readers for life in New York City public schools.
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