Superkids Seeking Marvelous Mentors

Fall is on the horizon and you’re lamenting that your summer adventures are coming to an end? Fear not!

At the Writers’ Exchange, our fall session is filled with kid crusaders gearing up for their next great escapade, and they need volunteer Literacy Mentors to help them along the way!

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Writers’ Exchange Literacy Mentors help inner-city elementary-school kids have a blast through reading, writing, and much more! With quests and crafts concocted by our creative staff, your weekly volunteer shift will be spent supporting crazy-fun adventures both on and off the page.

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Sound like your kind of quest but have a busy schedule? There are a couple of ways to make being a super sidekick work for you! 

  • After-school (flying above and beyond!): Monday to Friday, from 3 to 5 pm. Hang out with and support kids during creatively crafted reading, writing and homework projects.
  • In-school (for the hero on the go!): Support a small group of kids in their classroom as they create a publication from scratch! Each program runs for 1.5 hours, once a week, for 4 to 5 weeks.

We ask that you make a commitment to a full term of either our in-school or after-school programs for the same day, time, and location each week. This consistency ensures that mentors and kids get a chance to get to know each other and build trust. Our kids have so much fun when they can look forward to which mentors they get to hang out with each week, and you'll make great connections, too!

At the Writers’ Exchange, we give kids a safe space to be silly, learn, and just be kids. Spending just a couple hours of your week flexing your literary muscles can make a huge difference for kids who are thrilled to hang out with marvelous mentors like you. 

So join us on our adventure, use your superpowers for good, and help make this fall fun for our fresh crop of superkids.

Apply now to volunteer!

Deadline to volunteer in the fall term: September 8, 2017

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