City Year Seattle/King County is thrilled to welcome our largest corps
ever; at 67 members, the 2012 – 2013 corps hails from 21 different states
across the country. Each member of this year’s corps will commit ten months and
1,700 hours of service as tutors, mentors and role models dedicated to helping
students improve attendance, behavior and coursework – which helps students
stay in school and on track to graduate.
Prior to the corps’ arrival, the City Year Seattle/King County staff and senior corps members created a concentrated five week training – called Basic Training Academy – to prepare the corps members with the tutoring, teambuilding and mentoring skills necessary for success in City Year’s six partner Seattle public schools. Training topics include Reader’s and Writer’s Workshops, Student Relationships: Setting Boundaries, Establishing Effective Tutoring Environments, Student Performance Coaching: Attendance Coaching, and Understanding and Addressing Misbehavior.
These new skills will complement the broad experiences and abilities the
corps brings to Seattle, including providing literacy tutoring in juvenile
detention facilities, former years of service with AmeriCorps, Arabic, Hebrew
and Spanish language skills, and years of state-level forensics competitions.
With their depth of experience, intense training and passion for impacting
education, we know this corps will make a difference in the lives of many
Seattle students in the coming year.
For an official introduction to our corps, in less than 30 seconds, click here.