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!
Coaching Kids to Code: How FIRST LEGO League and City Year Are Inspiring Future Engineers
On March 28th, dozens of students and their City Years met in the Manchester Millyard for the annual FIRST LEGO League Exposition. But how did these 8-11-year-old kids learn in just a few months how to program robots that could complete challenges? Check out this blog to hear more.
Our Students Spread Our Impact Beyond Our Schools
It can be incredibly difficult to say goodbye to our students at the end of the year, especially when they are moving on to middle school without City Year. However, in this blog Service Leader Sam Bellemore shows that even when he’s not in the same classroom as his former students, he maintains strong mentor relationships with them and celebrates their continued success. And because of these relationships, our students become the ones making a difference in the lives of their peers.
Make Every Moment Matter
The most magical part of being a City Year is building trusting relationships with the students who need them most. In this blog, AmeriCorps member Stephanie Resila discusses how small moments can lead to profound and impactful relationships, and it’s through these moments that one student at a time, City Years make a difference.
My Partner Teacher and Me: Life in the Third Grade
Some classrooms just have a magic about them because of the awesome partnership forged between a City Year and a teacher. In this blog, Niki Navarro discusses how her partnership with her teacher, Miss Vadala, has helped both her and her students achieve so much more than any of them thought possible. Check it out!