From Our Editors
A person to question, someone to give them attention, a role model and supporter—these are the many hats City Year Chicago corps members wear for their wards. These upright tutors help transform schools and communities across Chicago through their work with students most at risk for dropping out. From focusing on behavior during a student’s lunch break to providing one-on-one homework help after school, corps members shape students' lives and guide them toward graduation by serving as a positive example. They provide healthy outlets for their students' free time in school and the larger community and inspire improvement in attendance, behavior, and grades. Because corps members serve where the need is the greatest—in schools across Chicago’s South and West Sides—the work is often challenging, but the reward comes when their work enables a child to graduate beyond a high-school education.
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