Did you learn to read at PS 46 in Ft. Greene, CS 21 in Bed-Stuy, or PS 241 in Crown Heights? Volunteer to help today's students at those great schools as they're inspired to love reading through Behind the Book
's literacy programs.
BtB a non-profit organization that brings accomplished authors into classrooms to guide students in creating their own writing and art projects, motivating them to become readers for life. Taught as part of the class curricula, BtB's programs have a successful record of building literacy skills at high-need schools in Brooklyn and beyond.
No experience or training is necessary to volunteer. You'll coach students as they write, research, create artwork, and go on field trips to Prospect Park and local museums. Currently, we need volunteers for the program dates below--but many more will start in January.
to sign up for any of these sessions, and to join our team to volunteer for new programs.
Program 241SA12, PS 241, Crown Heights
Author: Selina Alko
/ Book: The Case for Loving
Writing Coaches: Friday, December 11th – 9:00 – 10:30 AM
Fifth-graders studying U.S. human rights laws will describe how the laws address a chosen human right, what change has been realized, and improvements they’d make. A visiting human rights lawyer will answer their questions. Students will also create paintings to represent their work.Program 241SM11, PS 241, Crown Heights
Author: Steve Metzger
/ Book: Pluto Visits Earth!
Writing Coaches: Thursday, December 10th – 9:00 – 10:30 AM
Fourth-graders are studying planets in our solar system. Using their research, they’ll describe the planet and which one they’d be, then solve a problem the planet might
encounter. Programs 46PM12, PS 46, Fort Greene
Author: Page McBrier
Book: Beatrice’s Goat
Writing Coaches: Friday, December 11th – 8:00 – 9:30 AM
(session 1) and 12:30 – 2:00 PM
Inspired by the true story of a Ugandan family giving their Heifer International goat’s first-born to another family in need, two third-grade classes will write about an act
of kindness they plan to do, and how it will improve their community.