A few passersby (maybe hundreds) have been duped by the Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co. storefront like June’s volunteer of the month, Remoy Philip! Luckily, his “aha moment” and a peek behind the Secret Door led to a fun and creative tutoring relationship with New York City’s bold and brightest young authors. Keep reading for Remoy’s volunteer highlights and upcoming opportunities with 826NYC!
826NYC: How did you first get involved with 826NYC and why did you decide to volunteer?
Remoy: I had learned about Eggers starting the storefronts like a decade or so back. But I only put 2 and 2 together after I finally passed by and then stopped into the superhero supply and was like “this isn’t really a superhero supply store! It’s a get creative with the next-gen of geniuses store.”
826NYC: What is your favorite part of 826NYC?
Remoy: When I get to be weird, fun creative tutor type. Where I get to brainstorm and come up with fun, clever, wild ideas with the kids where that frenetic inspirational energy is like palpable fun between us.
826NYC: What do you do when you’re not at 826NYC?
Remoy: I just like creativity and making stuff. Mostly different media–mostly video and audio. But I’ve been known to creatively cook, knit, cook folks on the basketball court, walk across countries, write, … really any outlet where I can exhaust my creativity.
Inevitably, I’ll find random day jobs along the way to pay the bills.
826NYC: What advice would you give a new volunteer?
Remoy: Find Nancy and ask her if she’ll let you borrow some of her tutoring genius.
826NYC: What are your superpowers?
Remoy: Getting excited about making weird, fun, beautiful stuff. Like I’m creative making stuff’s ultimate hype (super) person.
Connect with Remoy on all things weird, fun, and creative HERE! Visit our volunteer page for upcoming volunteer orientations, events, and professional development opportunities.