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.