You Want to Be a Writer?
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.