You remember what school was like because you just lived through it. Use your skills to help kids get on track and stay on track to graduation.
City Year deploys high school graduates ages 17 to 24 for 10 months of full-time service at 20 U.S. locations. An AmeriCorps program, City Year has 1,750 uniformed members who serve as mentors, tutors and school-program organizers. In return, they receive a biweekly stipend and money to help pay for college plus the knowledge that they may have prevented a kid or two from dropping out.
Coach Across America places coaches in communities lacking sports programs, which help kids stay in school and improve grades. Coaches serve full- or part-time and, like City Year participants, get a small living allowance and money for college.