A Service Year After High School or College That Comes With Many Rewards
Victoria Lim, WorkingNation
Last month, more than 3,000 young adults made a year-long commitment to help K-12 students at systemically under-resourced public schools graduate and prepare for college or a career. In exchange, the mentors receive help in developing leadership skills through formal training, coaching, and peer learning. They also earn money to help pay for their own college costs.
The effort is part of City Year, a national nonprofit program founded in Boston in 1988 that is now in more than 350 schools in 29 U.S. cities.