Being Kind, Seeing Kind
Every November 13th we celebrate World Kindness Day with our students and schools, taking the opportunity to reflect on how we can support our students in their social-emotional learning by both being kind and seeing kind. Check out this reflection from AmeriCorps member Heather Hoopes on the value of kindness!
Starting the School Day Strong
It’s 8:15am, you’re heading to school, and you’re probably still pretty sleepy. But at the door are two lines of excited City Years in bright red jackets with smiles and high-fives for you, and suddenly your whole day is off to a better start. Our AmeriCorps members treasure Power Greeting, an important part of our City Year culture, because it contributes to a positive school environment, increased attendance, and more energized and happy learners. Read on to hear more!
Moving Up: City Year New Hampshire’s New Partnership with Parkside Middle School
Hello, Parkside Middle School! This year City Year New Hampshire has begun a new partnership at our first middle school in ten years, and we’re pumped to be serving students on Manchester’s west side from 3rd through 7th grade. Check out this blog by Service Leader Abby Cozzolino to learn more about the momentous move!
My Red Jacket Dedication: Remembering Those Who Supported Me
When our AmeriCorps members start their year of service, they each dedicate their red jackets to a person, idea, or cause that will inspire them to show up excellently every day of service. Hear from AmeriCorps member William Farley about why he dedicated his jacket to the people in his life who supported him as mentors, friends, and followers in this latest edition of our Red Jacket Dedication blog series.
A Promise to Our Students: Including Diversity in Literature
Service Leader Nicole Nover is a classic bookworm and has a passion for sharing her love of reading with her students. However, she noticed that many of the children’s books her students were reading in school didn’t always reflect who they were. Nicole then made a promise to her students: that the books she asked and encouraged them to read would be truly representative of the diversity of our students and Manchester community.