Working with City Year NH!

Warmth from the Millyard is excited to announce a new partnership this year, with educational non-profit and leadership development organization City Year New Hampshire.  City Year is an Americorps program that recruits young people, ages 17-24, to spend 10 months serving as tutors and mentors to students in need in schools in metropolitan areas around the United States, London and South Africa.  City Year’s goals center around inhibiting the drop-out crisis with the help of teachers, schools and communities, and developing powerful young leaders in its corps to continue their efforts as engaged and active citizens beyond their year or years of service.

City Year New Hampshire is located in Manchester, NH, where corps members work in teams in six elementary schools (Henry Wilson Elementary, Parker-Varney Elementary, Gossler-Park Elementary, Beech Street Elementary, Bakersville Elementary and McDonough Elementary schools) where they spend 4 days a week in classrooms focusing on students who are having trouble with reading, writing and math, and helping teachers with overall classroom supports.  Corps members also spend time during recesses and lunches with students, acting as mentors and positive role models for students in social as well as academic settings.  Finally, the teams help run after-school programming, effectively supporting a lengthened school day where students are provided enriching, positive and fun opportunities in a safe and nurturing
environment.

This year, City Year will be helping to Warmth from the Millyard by supporting a clothing drive in its offices and providing volunteer support from Corps Members when the WFMY project needs extra hands.  We are very excited to have formed this relationship and look forward to its continuation and developments in the future!

~Jillian Trieff

To learn more about City Year NH, check out their website at: http://www.cityyear.org/newhampshire.aspx

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