Volunteer Registration: Girls Write Now College Essay Writing Workshops, 2018

This summer, Girls Write Now is holding four workshop sessions to help NYC high school girls write great personal statements for their college applications.  

Please fill out the form below to let us know what sessions you're interested in volunteering for, and to RSVP for a prep session. 

These workshops are as follows:

Personal Statement A-Z: A comprehensive look at writing personal statements for college applications, including analyzing sample essays, brainstorming subject matter, crafting an outline, creating a first draft, participating in feedback activities, and learning revision techniques.
--> Date & Times: July 11, 10:30-3pm 
--> Volunteer Role: Workshop participants will be in small groups, each led by a volunteer who will support them through all activities (facilitated for the group overall by GWN staff) and lead feedback and revision work. Volunteers should plan to arrive by 10am. Volunteers are expected to stay for the duration of the session unless low attendance makes it possible to wrap up early.
--> Volunteer Prep: Volunteers will call in for a brief prep session, during which they'll receive the workshop outline. Volunteers will have facilitation notes and GWN staff support throughout the workshop.

Mini-Personal Statement A-Z: A shorter version of our A-Z workshop listed above, for campers at our partner organization, PowerPlay! 
--> Date & Times: July 16, 2-4:00pm 
--> Volunteer Role: Workshop participants will be in small groups, each led by a volunteer who will support them through all activities (facilitated for the group overall by GWN staff) and lead feedback and revision work. Volunteers should plan to arrive by 1:30pm. 
--> Volunteer Prep: Volunteers will call in for a brief prep session, during which they'll receive the workshop outline. Volunteers will have facilitation notes and GWN staff support throughout the workshop.

Essay Editing Sessions: These drop-in sessions will provide opportunities for girls who have whole or partial first drafts to get additional support.  Workshop participants will sign up for 1-hour time slots to come in and work with a volunteer.
--> Dates & Times: July 18, 1-5pm; July 20, 11am-3pm 
--> Volunteer Role: Work with 1-3 girls per hour to help them complete or polish their personal statements. Volunteers should plan to arrive by 12:30pm on July 18, and by 10:30am on July 20.  Volunteers are expected to stay for the duration of the session unless low attendance makes it possible to wrap up early.
--> Volunteer Prep: Volunteers will call in for a brief prep session, during which they're receive notes on the logistics for these sessions and a guide to helping students with revisions. Volunteers will have facilitation notes and GWN staff support throughout the session.

All sessions will be held at Girls Write Now: 247 W. 37th Street, 10th floor, in Manhattan.

Please fill out the form below to let us know what sessions you're interested in volunteering for, and to RSVP for a prep session.  Thank you for your interest in supporting the Girls Write Now College Bound Program!
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