Learning and development
Your service year will be challenging. Outlined below are the ways that City Year will prepare and support you in your work this year and beyond.
The power of teamwork and collaboration
We value dialogue and creating environments where our differences are supported and celebrated. Your experience will be most rewarding when you have a growth mindset to learn about yourself, your students, partners and the world around us.
- Our Learning and Development team is dedicated to your growth and development. City Year Baton Rouge teams are made up of a group of First Year AmeriCorps members, a Second Year AmeriCorps member, and an AmeriCorps Team Leader all managed by an Impact Manager who is a full-time City Year Staff Member.
- The first few weeks of your service year will be full-time training, called Basic Training Academy (BTA). In these trainings, you all focus on building community with one another, getting to know the Baton Rouge area and self-reflection. After these first few weeks, you will be assigned your school team and from there the trainings will occur a few times a month and be more school specific and job specific.
- AmeriCorps members will also focus on their Life After City Year (LACY) plans throughout the year with support of the City Year staff. We place an intentional focus on LACY through skill development supports (resume and cover letter creation, interview tips), networking opportunities (with local and national organizations) and chances to interact with a lot of potential employers. City Year Baton Rouge places a special focus on Teacher Pathways with several formalized and intentional teacher pathway partnerships. If you are interested in teaching following your year of service, or in learning more about potential pathways to teaching, Baton Rouge is the place for you!