Youth Core

  • PA

About Us

Do you want to make a difference in a young persons life?

The Young Heroes and City Heroes programs are looking for enthusiastic volunteers who want to:

Be role models and mentors,

Serve the community,

Make a commitment,

Develop skills in young people,

and Have Fun!

The Heroes Program is a Saturday leadership development and community service-learning program for middle and high school-aged youth. Heroes discuss issues, raise ideas, and participate in fun and engaging workshops to better understand how social issues affect our community and to identify ways that they can be a part of the solution. Heroes then work together on diverse teams to help solve the problems they learned about through hands-on community service. The program starts with Orientation in December and then continues for approximately three Saturdays a month from December through May.

Please note that Heroes is NOT a drop-in program – students who apply and are accepted are expected to attend consistently. The same expectation applies for the group leaders who mentor and support them. City Year needs the support of committed young people ages 18-26 to volunteer as “Group Leaders” during the 6 month Heroes Program.

As a Heroes Group Leader, you will lead, mentor and engage a team of 8-10 Heroes throughout their “semester of service.”(Jan. to May) You will facilitate team discussions and reflection activities to guide their personal development. As a Group Leader you guide your team in taking direct action against injustice through powerful and transformative community service projects. As you help Heroes learn, develop and grow, you will build long-lasting relationships with the great young people in our program.