So You Want to Be a Writer?

So you want to be a writer, do you?

An editor? A reporter? A photojournalist?

Simply out of work? Here's an idea:

Harlem Live, an online newspaper written by teenagers from Harlem, needs volunteers to help kids write news stories, take pictures, shoot videos, and work on Web design.

Only a few hours are needed. And it's fun! Take kids out on reporting assignments (watch them interview, and you might learn a thing or two yourself). Or you can come in once, teach a short class on anything: how to write a good lead, how to choose a photo, or how to write a headline.

For those with more time, Harlem Live also needs people on a regular basis as mentors. It also needs board members, who won't work directly with the kids, but help the organization keep running.

Call Richard at Harlem Live, (212 678 3199). Check out the site.  

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