City Year believes that all students can succeed and that developing the skills and mindsets of children and young adults contributes to strong, vibrant communities—outcomes that benefit all of us. City Year provides academic support and afterschool services for struggling public schools, with the goal of increasing graduation rates for students. To address the dropout crisis, City Year deploys teams of AmeriCorps members—idealistic, diverse, and energetic 17-24 year-olds – who work closely with youth to improve their attendance, behavior, and course performance in math and literacy. AmeriCorps members serve full-time as student success coaches, who partner with classroom teachers to help students cultivate key social, emotional and academic skills that are important in school and in life. Classrooms and students are identified by the school administration for participation in City Year support programming.
- Student success coaches (AmeriCorps members) that work in partnership with classroom teachers
- Help to create environments where students can build on their strengths, take risks in their learning and feel connected to their school community
- Support for students to stay on track to graduate by improving their course performance, attendance and behavior
- One-on-one or small group tutoring and mentoring and additional support in classroom instruction