|| You have to have folks with our students every single day, making a difference in their lives. That’s what City Year does, with its diversity, with its long-term commitment, with its passionate young people. There’s no one else I know in the country who is having that kind of impact.”
-U.S. Secretary of Education,
As full-time tutors and mentors, City Year corps members make a difference in children’s lives and help develop a new generation of leaders. City Year Columbia service programs include school-based service programs, youth leadership, and community transformation.
SCHOOL-BASED SERVICE PROGRAMS
City Year Columbia corps members serve as tutors, mentors, role models and leaders in elementary and middle schools in both Richland One and Lexington Four School Districts. This school-based service model, called Whole School, Whole Child, helps create positive change in the lives of children and their school environments by improving student attendance, behavior and course performance -- all confirmed indicators for high school graduation.
Learn more about our Whole School Whole Child initiative: Watch the WSWC Video
Through the Whole School, Whole Child service model, corps members provide:
- Attendance Monitoring and Incentive Programs
Corps members work closely with students to monitor and improve attendance through special initiatives and communications to parents and guardians.
- Behavioral Support
Corps members coach students toward positive behavior through general instruction, mentoring and incentive programs.
- Course Performance: Math and English
Corps members tutor one on one, in small groups and during whole class activities.
- After-school and Community Service Programming
Corps members lead afterschool that reinforce learning and good behavior through homework assistance, enrichment activities and service projects that explore and address needs in students’ communities.
- Positive Climate of High Expectations and Civic Engagement
Corps members lead youth leadership programs and community engagement events that foster leadership development, strong connections to the community and build students’ motivation to succeed and serve others.