Volunteer: Inspire Fort Greene Students to Love Reading - Brooklynian

Volunteer: Inspire Fort Greene 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 Fort Greene need your help as a research or writing coach in November and December:

Program 46PK117A

Monday, November 7th from 8:15 – 9:15 AM

Inspired by Patricia Keeler‘s captivating book Drumbeat in Our Feet, about how African stories and traditions are passed down through dance and music, third-graders will research the people, culture, and geography of an African country of their choice. The information they collect will be compiled into a student-created brochure about the country. Volunteers will assist students in conducting their research. 

Program 46PK117B

Monday, November 7th  from  9:20 – 10:20 AM

Inspired by Patricia Keeler‘s captivating book Drumbeat in Our Feet, about how African stories and traditions are passed down through dance and music, third-graders will research the people, culture, and geography of an African country of their choice. The information they collect will be compiled into a student-created brochure about the country. Volunteers will assist students in conducting their research. 

Program 46PK11282

Monday, November 28th from 9:20 – 10:20 AM

Inspired by Patricia Keeler‘s captivating book Drumbeat in Our Feet, about how African stories and traditions are passed down through dance and music, third-graders will research the people, culture, and geography of an African country of their choice. The information they collect will be compiled into a student-created brochure about the country. Volunteers will assist students in polishing their writing for their final draft.

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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