At a City Year Opening Day ceremony, young leaders across the country pledge to serve, dedicating a year of their lives to making an impact in the lives of the students and communities.  Opening Day ceremonies are the literal and symbolic beginning to a new year of helping students to change their educational outcomes and their futures as a whole.

On Friday, September 5, 2013, 54 young leaders - called corps members - will pledge to make a difference in the schools and neighborhoods of Little Rock. These diverse young leaders of the Little Rock/North Little Rock 2014-2015 corps will join family, friends, civic leaders and community supporters on City Year's Opening Day at McClellan Magnet High School, sponsored nationally by Comcast | NBCUniversal. Join us at 11:00 am to celebrate these young people's commitment to service!

City Year Little Rock/North Little Rock's new corps members will join nearly 2,700 other diverse 17-24 year olds in 24 communities across America who will be sworn in as City Year corps members that day. Corps members commit themselves to a year of full-time service in Little Rock's schools and communities. In Little Rock this year, City Year corps members will work as tutors, mentors and role models to make a difference in the lives of more than 2,357 children.