Nonprofit or community organization
Last modified: March 22, 2013, 6:28 PM
Citizen Schools is a national education non-profit that partners with middle schools in low-income areas to extend the learning day and provide students with more time, guidance, and motivation to succeed in middle school and beyond. In New York City we have partner schools in Brooklyn, East and West Harlem, and the Bronx.
Our "Apprenticeship" program mobilizes adult volunteers to participate in the educational process by sharing their expertise and passion, teaching hands-on, skill-building projects to small groups of middle school youth. Past volunteers include employees with AOL, Google, Facebook, McCann-Erickson and Fidelity, as well as local architects, musicians, designers, poets, photographers, and chefs. While teaching engaging topics, apprenticeship classes also strengthen students' academic skills and prepare them for future college and career pursuits.
Volunteers teach in the Fall (Sept - Dec) and/or Spring (Feb - May) semesters and inquiries are accepted yearround. Volunteers commit to teaching one night a week from 4:30-6:30pm throughout the course of a semester and are provided with professional development training and a Citizen Schools staff partner who co-leads and co-plans all classes. Pre-written curriculum is available in a variety of topics and can be viewed here:http://www.citizenschools.org/apprenticeships/
To sign up for more information, complete our inquiry form here: www.citizenschools.org/volunteer/sign-up/