Citizen Schools 8GA Writing Coach Opportunity

The Writ­ing Coach Pro­gram, also known as 8th Grade Acad­emy (8GA), pairs a stu­dent writ­ing coach with an 8th grade stu­dent from Orchard Gar­dens Mid­dle School. As a writ­ing coach, you help improve stu­dents’ per­sua­sive essay writ­ing skills and help pre­pare them for high school and their longer term goals. In fact, Citizen Schools impact results show that their par­tic­i­pat­ing stu­dents have a 20% higher grad­u­a­tion rate.

Are you interested in helping improve students’ writing skills? More details and sign up information is available below!

Fill out the online application ASAP and sign up for a orientation at the Citizen Schools headquarters if you are a new writing coach. The online application will ask you to confirm a time to participate in the training. If you are unable to make the trainings options provided, or if the trainings have passed, please email Carolyn Navikonis at

In addition to the training at Citizen Schools HQ, there will also be a 60 minute Writing Program Partner Welcome session to take place the week of 9/26 on Northeastern’s campus.

The planned writing coach dates for the full academic year are as follows: 10/4, 10/18, 11/1, 11/15, 11/29, 12/13, 1/17, 1/31, 2/14, 2/28, 3/14, 3/28, 4/11, 4/25, 5/9, 5/23. The coaching sessions will occur from approximately 2:45-4:15pm on Northeastern’s campus.

Once you have completed the online application above, please fill out the Interest Form Survey so we are able to appropriately match you with a student.

For more information, email Rachel Loo (