Striving for Presence
Keeping students in school is an essential part of keeping them on track to graduation, which is why our AmeriCorps members focus on helping students who struggle with attendance. This blog by Veronica Joyce takes a look at what being an attendance coach is like for our members and demonstrates how one City Year can have an incredible impact in the life of a child.
Take a Walk with City Year
At Bakersville, our City Year team leads a unique initiative called the walking bus, where AmeriCorps members guide students to and from school every day to make sure they arrive safely and on time. However, this is also one of the most fun parts of the day for AmeriCorps member Brittany Howard, because she gets to spend quality, goofy time with students. Read on to hear more about her experience!
Recess is My Favorite Subject
With City Year at a school, even fun recess time can be an opportunity for valuable lessons! In this blog, AmeriCorps member Adira Jarman discusses how she and her teammates use recess games to teach students important social-emotional skills such as self-management and good sportsmanship. Check it out!
A Closer Look: Planning Camp City Year
Every year, our City Year AmeriCorps members put on Camp City Year, a four-day camp over February break where students have a fun and safe place to learn and grow. What you may not have known is how much work our AmeriCorps members put into planning and running this camp! Check out this blog to learn more about the planning process!
The Power of Mentorship at City Year
January is National Mentorship month! At City Year, our AmeriCorps members both have and serve as incredible mentors, with mentorship being at the heart of our most successful relationships. In this blog, Service Leader Ash Russell shares how the mentorship they received made them a better mentor to their students. Check it out!