Citizen Schools

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy

Location

1 Beacon StBoston, MA 02108 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

At Citizen Schools, our mission is to help all students to thrive in school and beyond through hands-on learning and career mentors.

Description

Citizen Schools is a national nonprofit organization and we believe that equity begins with opportunity.

It takes a village for students to thrive. Every student has the potential to thrive in school and beyond, but not all have the opportunities to do so. At Citizen Schools, we believe that to close the opportunity gap in education, we need systems change, which requires work at multiple levels. We bring students hands-on learning projects with career mentors after school, coach and train teachers to provide these opportunities during school, and share capacity, resources & best practices with other communities.

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by Amram S. (May 30, 2017)
I have taught two sessions, this year and last, to middle school students at Chelsea's Browne school. It was so rewarding. The Citizen's folks are great. But most of all the kids were awesome. Although Chelsea is the poorest town in Mass these kids are smart and ready to learn. I created a course on financial literacy for them which showed them how to build a career they love, how much they will make in their career, how to save and invest, why buying a house is a good idea, and their net worth at retirement. How smart are these kids? I asked the 6th graders what money is and a boy answered that "it was what a group of people come together and decide is currency." How sweet are they? A boy in the first class came up to me afterwards and gave me a huge hug. He had never spoken in class, not once. It takes some patience to work with this age but it is worth it. We won an award. But mostly I am proud to say these kids know things many adults don't know!

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