Serve a Gap Year in New York City mentions City Year as one of the 11 best ways to spend a year off before college

“…Make It a City Year- A great program, tailored specifically for 17-24 year olds, this 10-month Do Good-er whirlwind drops volunteers into service teams of 6-12 members. They work in schools as tutors and mentors, helm youth leadership programs, and revitalize neighborhoods by painting murals, planting community gardens, and volunteering in other key endeavors. City Year has 17 locations in the U.S. to choose from, some more popular than others. And there are four times throughout the year to apply. So while their earlier deadline for Fall passed on April 15th, students can still apply for the May 31st deadline. The bad news? Only 1 out of 4 applicants makes the cut. The good news? Your kid will know in just 2-4 weeks whether she’s one of them. (…”

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Thanks to City Year DC Alumna, Carrrie Marks for the heads up!