Thursday, January 4, 2018

WriterCoach Connection seeks volunteers

   RICHMOND - The WriterCoach Connection - a program that helps develop critical writing skills for students to succeed in school and beyond - is looking for volunteers.
     Volunteers work with middle and high school students at Lovonya DeJean Middle School and Richmond and Kennedy High Schools. WCC officials says help is also needed in neighboring El Sobrante's Crespi Middle School.
     Volunteers commit to helping 2 to 4 times per month with 1-2 hours of helping during the school day, meeting with students.
     "Our volunteer coaches show middle and high school age youth with whom they work that they care," says WriterCoach Connection Site Coordinatior Rita Dhesi. "After students write draft essays, for example, coaches help students understand how to improve those essays."
     Orientations are set for Jan. 12 in Berkeley and Jan. 16 in Richmond. To register - or for more information about becoming a coach, call 510-858-7108 or check out the WriterCoach Connection website: WRITERCOACH CONNECTION.