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Service In Schools
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The focus of City Year South Africa’s service initiative is to place young volunteers, or Service Leaders as we call them, in primary schools, where they act as tutors, mentors and role models to children in grades 4 – 7.

We currently partner with 9 primary schools across Gauteng, which are primarily located in the following areas:

CYSA-Area-1

Ekurhuleni

CYSA-Area-2

City of Johannesburg 

(Soweto & Lawley)

CYSA-Area-3

Sedibeng

CYSA-Area-4

West Rand

The main component of the work that we do in primary schools, is a programme called the City Year Children’s Club. This is an after-school programme that focuses on 3 main learning components, namely; literacy, numeracy and life orientation. There is also a homework support structure built into the programme. The goal is to improve learners academic performance and self-esteem, and ultimately keep them on track to finish school in matric.

As well as the after-school programme, City Year South Africa Service Leaders also spend time in class during school hours to provide one-on-one support to learners who are struggling, as well as support to teachers.

City Year aims to support a positive school climate, in which learners are given the opportunities they deserve to learn and be successful.

A story about a City Year Service Leader and one of her learners