My Greatest Teachers
“On the first day of school, I was not expecting my students to teach me much this year. I mean, there was so much I had to teach them, like fractions and how a sentence works. Besides the different Fortnite dances and what the latest meme was, wasn’t I the one supposed to be teaching them?”
My Mental Health & Me
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time where communities can come together to learn about mental health strategies and struggles, and to hear the stories of those who are on their way to mental well-being. In this blog, Service Leader Jonah Stevenson shares his struggles and triumphs with mental health over the course of his City Year journey, and how his two years of service have shaped him into a mental health advocate.
Lunching, Learning and Leading
“Growing up, I seldom enjoyed a meal without using a placemat. I vividly remember studying my multiplication fact placemat whilst munching on a bowl of Cheerios before departing for school. I used this enduring childhood memory as inspiration for my Leadership Lunch.” Read on to hear more from Nadia Rose El-Erian on how she sets leadership goals in her SEL lunch group!
Coming Together on Comcast Cares Day
On Saturday, May 4th, over 280 volunteers came together at Parker-Varney Elementary School and Hillside Middle School in Manchester for the annual Comcast Cares Day! Hear from AmeriCorps member Mikala Skalecki on how the event impacted not only the students of Manchester, but also the hundreds of volunteers who participated.
Planning a Literacy Family Engagement Night
“Even though I had spent the previous four weeks or so going nuts over the most minute details, as I walked around the event, I realized that I never had to worry at all... I saw how much fun the students and their families were having. The smiles on the children’s faces when they got a question right and turned to their parents to celebrate their success—really, there’s nothing like it.” Hear more from McDonough’s Abby Milonas on their recent literacy night and how she and her team pulled it off!