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 email@example.com.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).