give a year. change the world.
Beginning each day before the first school bell rings and staying until the last child leaves the after-school program; you and your team of diverse young people will serve students, schools and communities through:
Provide one-on-one or small group tutoring before, during and after school
Attendance and Positive Behavior Encouragement:
Lead energetic morning greetings, make attendance and positive phone calls home and lead mentor groups
Community and School Improvements:
Organize and lead activities, celebrations and projects to improve the community and school environment
Team Based Service
Teamwork is at the heart of City Year’s approach to service and social change. As a City Year corps member, you will be assigned to a team of 8-15 people at the beginning of the year and will serve with that team for the duration of the year.
You will serve with a highly diverse group of young people from different racial, ethnic, educational and socio-economic backgrounds that are determined to make a difference.
- Interacting with and working alongside individuals with different perspectives and life experiences breaks down social barriers and helps us see what we have in common
- Witnessing diverse teams of people working together successfully can be an invaluable learning experience for you as well as the communities and children you serve
In School Service
During the school day, corps members meet the needs of teachers and students by:
- Providing 1:1 or small group tutoring in English or math
- Facilitating morning greeting activities and games to excite students for the school day
- Making phone calls home to students who are chronically absent
- Assisting teachers in classrooms
- Meeting with behavior groups
- Organizing and leading student councils
After School Program
Studies have shown that students are more likely to engage in dangerous behaviors during after school hours, which is why City Year corps members serve in after school programs to provide students with a safe, structured and engaging alternative.
Here are examples of what corps members lead during after school program:
- Homework centers
- Social enrichment lessons on a variety of social issues including poverty, environmental awareness and health and safety
- Clubs to adhere to different learning styles including art, creative writing, music and physical education
- Service projects to beautify the school and local community
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