Our Senior Corps team is an integral source of role-modeling, culture-keeping, leadership development, training, and mentoring for our corps. These 7 AmeriCorps members, who have given one year of service already, make it possible for City Year Baton Rouge to #makebetterhappen in all kinds of ways.
This summer, our proud Senior Corps members hit the ground running to prepare for another successful year of service to Baton Rouge. Working in close collaboration with the Impact Team at our site, the senior corps members helped to plan first year corps member trainings for our annual Basic Training Academy (BTA), which was held over the past two weeks. Their leadership and insight contributed to the strongest start to City Year's service to date. In mid-July, the Senior Corps team also attended their first Summer Academy in Boston, where every staff and Senior Corps member from across the City Year network (that is over 1200 people, y'all) came together to 'Align, Build, and Connect" in a week full of training, seminars, and most importantly, inspiration. Besides being fired up for the first month of service with the new corps, the senior corps team also served in the Baton Rouge community during their first month, serving at Back-to-School Fairs hosted by school board members from around the district. Together, they've worked hard to reach the community and prepare everyone for the new year of service.
Meet the 2014-2015 City Year Baton Rouge Senior Corps! From left to right: Tyler Wands (Merrydale Elementary), Manda Wittebort (Melrose Elementary), Di'Liesha Bryant (Claiborne Elementary), Ryan Branson (Broadmoor Middle), Juliette Rocheleau (Capitol Middle), Helen Seder (Impact Leader, CYBR), & Phillip Spotswood (Winbourne Elementary).