City Year is an organization that helps students and communities in poverty. It recruits 17-24 year olds to volunteer for a year of community service. Their volunteer work can include mentoring at elementary, middle, and high schools in high-poverty communities, as well as other projects to improve the community. In about a year, “City Year helped reduce by half the number of at-risk students,” with a 54% reduction of off track ELA students and a 46% reduction of off track Math students.
For more information about the success rate of City Year, and how to join, check out www.cityyear.org/