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Nearly one hundred legal professionals spent the morning with City Year Orlando at the Dubsdread Ballroom in an effort to bring awareness to its mission and seek support within Orlando's legal community.

"City Year Orlando believes every student has the potential to succeed and is committed to providing the support, coaching and tutoring necessary to ensure that each student has the opportunity to grow and achieve" said City Year Orlando AmeriCorps member, Gwen Johnson.

City Year Orlando strives to fill the gap between what schools and teachers can provide and what students actually need through the use of near peer mentors. These near-peer mentors and AmeriCorps Members, are a diverse group of young leaders ages 18 to 24. "We speak to each students differently. At the same time, we are all able to connect to our students, and just like when we were young, we provide students different personalities to feel comfortable with" said City Year Orlando AmeriCorps member, Tyler Groves.

It takes a village to raise a child, regardless of one's zip code. City Year Orlando is part of that village for at risk students within Orange County Public Schools. "Here at City Year, we work as a village" said Groves.

Investment from City Year Orlando's public and private sponsors make it possible to bring a village to Orange County Public Schools and to help students reach their full potential. City Year would like to thank GrayRobinson for sponsoring this event and to Scott Justice, Assistant Chief Counsel Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S. for his continued support and involvement in City Year Orlando. 

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