Anyone who has spent time in City Year is familiar with Ripples, Joys, and Appreciations. It is the way teams start and end their days. It is the way staff start meetings. It is a small way to bring people together, share life, and share gratitude. It helps remind us every day that there are many moments filled with joy: the moment when the light bulb goes off for a student for the first time, laughing in the team room with other AmeriCorps members, or the sunrise that makes you breath deep as you make your way to first circle.
Throughout November, we are will be sharing Joys, Ripples, and Appreciation for the AmeriCorps members who give a year to change the future for students, for the teachers that welcome us into their classrooms, for the students that give us a reason to wake up each day, and for the amazing partners and supporters that make our work possible.
Follow our stories this month on social media with #CYJaxGivesThanks and share your own moments of gratitude wherever they may find you.