Meet Our March Volunteer of the Month: Meghan Dixon
1. How did you first get involved with 826NYC and why did you decide to volunteer?
I first got involved with 826NYC thanks to an initiative started by my company allowing me to use some of my regular office hours to give back. Prior to moving to New York City and entering graduate school five years ago, I was a live-in tutor at a residential academic program for middle school and high school students in Cleveland, OH. I was always excited when my students brought home a creative writing project and even more excited to see the finished project! I decided to volunteer with 826NYC because it gives me the chance to connect with students each week and be inspired by their incredible ideas.
2. What’s your favorite part of volunteering at 826NYC?
My favorite part of volunteering at 826NYC, particularly the Writer’s Room, is getting to work with the same group of students each week and see them grow as confident writers and scholars.
3. What do you do when you’re not at 826NYC?
I’m a marketer for Broadway and Off-Broadway shows! My current projects include Come From Away, SpongeBob SquarePants and Puffs!
4. What advice would you give a new volunteer?
When approaching a new assignment, listen first! Help students map out their initial ideas through an exploratory conversation; this can help writing the first line seem less daunting!
5. What are your superpowers?
Walking Broadway Jukebox, Crochet Queen, Irish Soda Bread Baking Wizard