Date & Times: Friday, November 18th • 10:45 – 11:33 AM & 11:37 AM – 12:23 PM (Classes meet back to back; ideally, volunteers can participate in both sessions)
Volunteer Roles: Writing Coach & Photographer
Overview: These 9th graders, a mix of general education, special education, and English Language Learners, read Ten Mile River by Paul Griffin, a novel about the intense friendship and struggles of two homeless youths living in upper Manhattan. After discussing the main characters’ choices and the consequences, each student will write a story, either fiction or about their own experience, in which they are the hero. Their work may be song lyrics, a skit, poem or essay. Volunteers will help them edit their drafts, which will be published in book. Program Coordinator: Chris Fleming
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