When you serve with City Year, every day is a chance to make a difference. No two days will be exactly alike, but here is an example of what a typical day might be like with City Year Miami:
8:00 am - Arrive at your school for "First Circle" check-in with your team, an ideal time for your team leader or teammates to share important information.
8:10 - 8:30 am – Run City Year’s "Morning Greeting" Initiative with your teammates to promote attendance and contribute to a positive school climate as students arrive at school. Activities may include performing “physical training” with students, playing team building games with students, talking to students in the cafeteria as they eat breakfast, or simply greeting students with a smile as they enter the building.
8:30 - 9:00 am – Prepare for your first Literacy Intervention Session with students by reading through the teacher’s script and gathering all needed materials for a successful tutoring session.
9:00 - 9:30 am – Lead your first Literacy Intervention Session with a small group of students who have been pulled from class.
9:30 - 10:00 am – Prepare for your next Literacy Intervention Session.
10:00 - 10:30 am – Provide in-classroom support and assist the teacher in your designated classroom.
10:30 - 11:00 am – Return to the City Year classroom to lead your second Literacy Intervention Session with another small group of students.
11:00 am - 12:00 pm – Mentor your designated 4-5 students during their lunch period for City Year’s "Lunch Buddies" Initiative, with an emphasis on leadership and behavior.
12:00 - 12:30 pm – Lunch
12:30 - 1:30 pm – Prepare for and lead your third Literacy Intervention Session.
1:30 - 2:30 pm – With your teammates, prepare for "Starfish Corps," City Year’s afterschool program for 3rd-5th graders.
2:30 - 5:00 pm – Lead Starfish Corps as a team: provide students with homework help, run special interest clubs (e.g. Drama Club, Cooking Club, Sports Club), and teach lessons on health & wellness and community service to increase students’ civic awareness.
5:00 pm – Have a "Final Circle" with your team to debrief on the day, disseminate information and make announcements.
6:30 - 6:45 am – Arrive at your school for “First Circle” check-in with your team, an ideal time for your team leader or teammates to share important information and conduct “physical training.”
6:45 - 7:15 am – Provide homework help to students and run City Year’s “Morning Greeting” Initiative with your teammates to promote attendance and contribute to a positive school climate as students arrive at school. Activities may include saying “hi” to students as they arrive, as well as offering giveaways and incentive programs to encourage attendance.
7:20 - 9:00 am – First Period: Provide in-class support in 9th grade Intensive Math classes, consisting of small group work, one-on-one assistance and behavior coaching.
9:00 - 9:30 am – Corps Member Planning Time: Call the homes of students who are absent to check-in, or plan and prepare for new initiatives, class and afterschool programming.
9:35 - 10:35 am – Second Period: Provide reading instruction to students in the 9th grade introductory course.
10:35 - 11:05 am – Mentor students during their lunch period by leading small group discussions with students who have behavior issues.
11:10 - 12:10 pm – Third Period: Tutor students who are serving in-school suspension.
12:15 - 12:45 pm – Lunch
12:45 - 1:15 pm – Team Planning Time: Plan for new initiatives, or meet with your program manager/team leader to discuss your plans and in-class observations.
1:20 - 2:20 pm – Fourth Period: Provide in-class support for 9th grade English 1.
2:20 - 2:35 pm – As a team, say farewell to students as they leave school for the day.
2:45 - 4:00 pm – As a team, provide afternoon tutoring and lead various afterschool enrichment clubs.
4:00 pm – Have a “Final Circle” with your team to debrief on the day, disseminate information and make announcements.