This year, hundreds of volunteers mentored and taught our students in NYC! We cannot thank them enough for their commitment to our young people. On August 15th, we're celebrating with an evening of comedy and drinks at the PIT in Kips Bay. Citizen Teachers will enjoy two drinks on us while enjoying a comedy performance by some of New York's funniest rising stars!
I decided to be an AmeriCorps Teaching Fellow because I genuinely love children. I wanted to learn from the students and well as my teaching and assisting the CT's during the apprenticeship. I remember teachers checking me and making sure I was on a path of success and that is what I want to contribute as well. It's funny because I still remember some of the analogies and life lessons that my elementary teachers taught me.
There are a number of institutions across the US that recognize the hard work, dedication and drive of AmeriCorps members. They offer a variety of inscentives like matching tution funding to the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award. See a list of participating universities in the Citizen Schools footprint below, or browse the full list here.
It was the excitement to grow as a writer that led Sanai, an 8th-grade student at Urban Assembly Unison to join Citizen Schools 8th Grade Academy. She was a member of multiple apprenticeships, and the staff was impressed by her work ethic and creativeness. Sanai was offered the chance to participate in 8th Grade Academy with like-minded peers.She credits 8GA for helping her develop as a writer and preparing her for high school with the deadlines.