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High School Literacy Leaders


Do you need an ELA elective credit for graduation? Interested in developing real-world skills through a paid mentoring and tutoring position? Fantastic! High School Literacy Leaders wants you!

What does it take to become a Literacy Leader?

If you are in the 10th, 11th, or 12th grade and you are enrolled in high school in New York City, you can become a Literacy Leader this fall.

From September to January, you will meet twice a week after school to learn how to become a great reading tutor while earning one ELA elective credit through the Department of Education.

What about the job?

After you successfully complete the fall internship, you can then become a paid employee of the New York Public Library. Imagine getting paid, building your resume, and being a leader all while working with first and second graders to help them improve their reading and writing skills!

Ready to become a Literacy Leader and join us this fall? Great! Reach out to our team of Education Coordinators with your name, school, and grade, and we will put you in contact with a coordinator at the closest branch.


Harry Belafonte 115th Street Library – 203 West 115th Street, New York, NY, 10026
Charity Porotesano, 697-9911

Hamilton Fish Park Library – 415 East Houston Street, New York, NY, 10002
Shiuli Arshad, 326-2312

Washington Heights Library – 1000 St. Nicholas Avenue, New York, NY 10032
Lisa Goldstein,, (347) 697-9967


Mosholu Library – 285 East 205th Street, Bronx, NY, 10467
Emily Wejchert,, (347) 277-4413