Jason Bateman wrote -
Many of us continued through school until graduation because we had a great support system, but did you know that every 26 seconds, a student gives up on school in America?
City Year corps members serve as tutors, mentors and role models to help students stay on track – and get back on track – to graduate.
This year, City Year’s 1,750 young leaders, who are 17 to 24 years old, will complete nearly 3 million hours of service through the following activities:
• Tutoring, mentoring and serving as role models to help children and schools succeed
• Leading after-school and school vacation programs
• Engaging students of all ages in community service and leadership development activities
• Planning and leading transformational service projects
I am a board member for City Year because I absolutely believe in the work that they do. I've seen first-hand the committment of these volunteers. They truly are passionate about helping others.
In order to continue these services and provide additional ones, City Year needs the proper funding.
I know that usually, we all give tangible gifts for the Holidays. Personally, I don't need a damn thing. I have a happy and healthy family and that's all I could ask for. But, I do want to give back.
Please join me and give the gift of a donation to City Year for the holiday.
You can even send these really great e-gift cards with your donation to a friend or family member. That way they'll be receiving the gift of a donation in their name.
Thanks for everything & Happy Holidays,