Volunteer opportunity description

Volunteer with Behind the Book, a non-profit literacy organization that inspires New York City public school students to explore stories and empower their voices. Through our innovative programs, which are part of the class curricula, accomplished authors visit high-needs Pre-K-12th-grade classrooms to guide students in creating their own writing projects.

You need no experience or training. As a coach, you'll support and encourage students as they work on their projects.

This writing workshop needs your help at a school in Mapleton, Brooklyn. To sign up, contact volunteer@behindthebook.org with program code (FDR9PG-A).

Date/Time: Friday, June 7th from 9:40 - 10:30 AM (please arrive 15 minutes early for orientation)

About the program: Paul Griffin met with ninth-graders who read Burning Blue, his gripping thriller that explores the relationship between two high school outsiders, to discuss how telling your own story is critical to clarifying and achieving your goals. Coaches will support groups as they polish drafts of their personal narratives.

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No experience or training needed. We provide advance information on your role, and there's a brief orientation at the school right before the workshop begins. Groups up to 15 welcome.

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We need volunteers on these days:
June 07, 2019

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Behind the Book

Emily Rosenberg
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