Volunteers sought to coach local students in writing


The highly regarded WriterCoach Connection (WCC) program is looking to train more volunteers with the ability to help local students develop their writing skills.

The program brings volunteers to Lavonya DeJean Middle School, Kennedy High and Richmond High for one-on-one sessions where students receive help completing their classroom writing assignments.

Volunteers commit to two hours during the school day, two to four times per month.

In order to become a WriterCoach, volunteers must attend a 3-hour training workshop.

An orientation is set to take place Tuesday, July 25 in Richmond and Friday, July 28, in Berkeley. To register for one, go here.

“WCC’s in-depth training provides the practices you’ll need to be a strong coach,” the organization said.

For information, contact Site Coordinator June Pangelinan at kingwritercoaches@gmail.com, (510) 685-7054 or visit www.writercoachconnection.org.