Citizen Schools apprentice turned Citizen Teacher

van ralf caro aguasApprenticeships encourage more than just hands-on learning and application to  real life.  They can also inspire students to take on the role of the expert.  Van Ralf, a junior at Jefferson High School and former Citizen Schools student at the Thomas R. Pollicita Middle School in California has had the opportunity to be an apprentice several times, but this spring semester, he’s putting on his Citizen Teacher hat and giving back to his alma mater teaching a community service apprenticeship. 

Van Ralf is not only volunteering as a Citizen Teacher, he’s also the president of his class and a Peer Health Educator at the Daly City Youth Health Center.