Volunteer: Inspire Bed-Stuy Students to Love Reading — Brooklynian

Volunteer: Inspire Bed-Stuy Students to Love Reading

Become a volunteer with Behind the Book, a non-profit literacy organization that inspires New York City public school students to love reading. We bring authors into pre-K-12th grade classrooms in high-needs communities, where they guide students in creating their own writing and art projects. Our rich, innovative programs, which are part of the curricula and meet Common Core Learning Standards, have a successful record of building reading skills at schools around the city.

You need no experience or training to volunteer as a writing, research or art coach to engage and encourage students as they work.

These classroom programs in Bed=Stuy need your help as a writing coach in November:

Program 21LCR1116

Wednesday, November 16th from 9:00 – 10:30 AM
Fourth-graders read Freedom’s School by Lesa Cline-Ransome, the story of a young African-American girl and her brother, who get the chance to attend school in the days after slavery is abolished. Their daily walk is filled with obstacles and dangers, but Lizzie and her brother never give up. Using the story as inspiration, students will write about a goal of their own, the steps they must take to achieve it, and how they’ll address obstacles. Volunteers will assist students in revising and polishing their final drafts.
To volunteer for a date, please reply with the program code to volunteer@beindthebook.org.

For more program details, visit www.behindthebook.org/current-volunteer-opportunities/.

To receive announcements of new volunteer opportunities, please complete our brief questionnaire at www.behindthebook.org/join-us/volunteer/.
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