Each year, while most of us simply lament student performance and the general state of education in America, nearly 3,ooo young people between the ages of 17 and 24 are stepping-up to #makebetterhappen by pledging 11 months of service to City Year, an organization that seeks to bridge the education gap in high-poverty communities through tutoring, mentorship and role-modelling.
And take it from us, City Year Corps members are making better happen—giving kids the one-on-one attention they need and helping to increase graduation rates across the country. Over the past seven months or so we’ve introduced you to a few of these outstanding young people, winners of our new Math Achievement Award, and the one thing they all exhibit is a strong desire to see every child get the education they deserve.
Check out the video below for a sample of what makes City Year volunteers so special. And if you think you’ve got what it takes to make better happen, apply to become a Corps Member today (applications for 2015-2016 are open until Monday, February 15!).
The potential benefits for both you and the students you serve will be immeasurable.
—Stephen Vincent D’Emidio
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