Help a DC Teen Apply for College!

Support a DC Public Library teen employee applying for college!

Provide feedback on college essays for high school seniors employed by DCPL’s award-winning Teens of Distinction program. As a volunteer, you would join others in a writing workshop (college application “clinic”) where you’ll assist a teen to develop and structure her essay, provide feedback on drafts, and offer other guidance around the college application process.

DCPL’s Teens of Distinction are teen employees from all sections of the city and work in central and neighborhood libraries. These young leaders are strong students, committed to taking advantage of academic and professional opportunities, and excited about college and beyond.

3-5 volunteers are needed per clinic, with potential for ongoing mentorship/support. Clinics take place the MLK, Jr. Memorial Library at 901 G Street, NW, just a few blocks from the red, green, blue and orange lines.

Volunteers may choose to work either two or four clinics:

Monday, November 9th 4:30 – 6:30 PM
Tuesday, November 10th 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Monday, November 16th 4:30 – 6:30 PM
Tuesday, November 17th 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Volunteer Qualifications:
Writing and teaching/tutoring skills, familiarity with the college application process, strong interest in working with teens and youth development; experience as a writing tutor preferred. A background check may be required for this position.

For more information, please contact:

Carrie Wolfson
Volunteer Services Coordinator
DC Public Library
Tel: 202-741-5803


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