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16 Apr 2019

Teacher Summer 2019 Reading Teacher

DREAM (Formerly Harlem RBI)
 New York, New York County, New York, United States

Job Description

DREAM (formerly Harlem RBI), an award-winning youth development program, is seeking dynamic teachers to work in our nationally recognized summer program for elementary school youth. DREAM’s summer REAL Kids program offers a unique and supportive environment focused on enhancing youth engagement in reading and learning while building life skills in nutrition and fitness, critical thinking, teambuilding and leadership.

The program offers a supportive teaching environment that fosters creativity and innovation. Class sizes are small (maximum of 18-22 students) and every teacher works with two to three college students who aspire to work in education, youth development or social work. Primary responsibilities include:

  • Leading a centers based literacy workshop for two hours four days a week designed to maintain or improve youth reading levels (Readers Workshop);
  • Developing youth enthusiasm and confidence in reading;
  • Designing lesson plans and implementing projects according to the REAL Kids curriculum which is designed to foster character values including, but not limited to, respect, effort, and teamwork;
  • Supporting activities designed to foster better communication and social skills during Team Clubhouse, four days a week;
  • Leading off-site field trips to pre-arranged destinations in New York City, one day per week;
  • Working with youth in positive and creative ways that encourage good sportsmanship and teamwork;
  • Ensuring child safety and agreeing to file a report if any injury or risk-behavior is observed;
  • Coaching 2 group leaders to ensure that they are invested and involved in classroom activities. Teachers will meet with group leaders once a week.


  • At least 2 years of lead classroom teaching experience (required);
  • State or city certification and an M.A. in Education (preferred);
  • Believe in the promise and potential of urban youth;
  • Understanding of youth development as it relates to education;
  • Ability to take initiative and maintain flexibility;
  • Interest or knowledge of baseball/softball (preferred);
  • Deep embodiment of DREAM’s organizational values of teamwork, diversity, integrity and fun.

Monday-Thursday, 8am-1pm and Fridays, 9am-3pm with an additional hour of planning TBD.

The REAL Kids summer program will operate from July 1 to August 9, 2019 and begins with additional training and planning in mid-June. There will be no program July 4th & 5th in observance of the holiday;

The program offers highly competitive compensation.

How to Apply

Please apply here : or email Margie at

Bureaus: New York. Job Categories: Temporary. Job Types: Teacher. Job Tags: literacy, reader's workshop, summer, and summer camp. Salaries: Less than 20,000.

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