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Coach Bed-Stuy public school students writing poems

Volunteer with Behind the Book, a non-profit literacy organization that inspires New York City public school students to love reading. Through our innovative programs, accomplished authors lead workshops in high-needs pre-K-12 classrooms, where they guide students in creating their own writing and art projects based on the theme of the author's book.

No experience or training is necessary to volunteer. As a writing, research or art coach, you'll engage them and encourage their progress on a project.

This workshop needs your support at a public school in Bed-Stuy. To sign up, contact volunteer@behindthebook.org with the program code. We'll supply the school address, directions, and other information when you're confirmed:

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Date: Thursday, May 11th, 2017
Time: 9:00 - 10:30 AM
About the workshop: Zetta Elliott's powerful story Bird, about a boy who learns that his love for drawing is a way to process the challenges his family faces from his brother's addiction, inspired sixth-graders to write a poem about how they've overcome obstacles. Writing coaches will guide students in reaching their final drafts.

Please visit our volunteer opportunities page to find other program descriptions and available volunteer dates. To join our team and receive announcements of new volunteer opportunities, please complete our brief questionnaire.

For more information, contact volunteer@behindthebook.org
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