2018 Red Jacket Ball Honoree Stephanie S. Streett
Stephanie S. Streett received a signature City Year red jacket at this year's Red Jacket Ball. We appreciate the support of our generous sponsors for Red Jacket Ball.
Dear Friends, 

I am so excited to have honored Stephanie Streett at this year's Red Jacket Ball on Thursday, April 19th! Stephanie is the reason City Year AmeriCorps Members are serving in Little Rock. She was part of a small and mighty group who believed that City Year AmeriCorps Members could make a big impact on students' lives. At the Red Jacket Ball, we held a big party celebrating the impact Stephanie has made in the lives of countless students because of her dedication to City Year and AmeriCorps. Please join me in congratulating Stephanie on her Lifetime of Service Award! 

Sarah Roberson
Vice President and Executive Director
City Year “Serves” Up Fun at GYSD
Volunteers celebrate sorting over 26,000 pounds of produce at the Arkansas Foodbank for Global Youth Service Day.

Hundreds of students from across the state were led by members of the Clinton Foundation and City Year AmeriCorps Members for Global Youth Service Day. The service-focused day included an inspiring speech by native Arkansan and Truman Scholar, Victoria Maloch. The students then participated in an educational activity encouraging them to dream big about their futures. The day wrapped up with a hands-on food packing event at the Arkansas Foodbank where more than 26,000 pounds of fresh produce was sorted.

Global Youth Service Day is the largest service event in the world and the only one dedicated specifically to youth serving their communities. City Year, The Clinton Foundation and the Arkansas Foodbank have been participating in GYSD for more than five years. City Year values partnerships with these outstanding organizations focused on service and excellence. 

City Year AmeriCorps Member Spotlight: Hayley Cooper
ACM Hayley Cooper during a math tutoring session with one of her students.

What do you expect to get out of your year of service?

I expect to gain experience working with a team and building relationships with the faculty, staff and administration of the school.

How has City Year affected you so far?

City Year has made me more grateful because some of the students I work with have bad situations at home. Some may not have eaten the night before. Some might not have someone pushing them to accomplish their goals in life. I'm grateful to have both of my parents in my life and a strong support system to help me reach my goals.

Tell about a struggle you have faced/are facing as an AmeriCorps member.   

Keeping the students motivated with their classwork and homework is a struggle. Also, encouraging them and convincing them that it is beneficial to get good grades, especially as an athlete.   

Give an example of how your service has had a positive impact.

I’ve had a positive impact by getting my students to come to class. Many of my students refuse to go to class unless I'm in there with them, keeping them focused and on task throughout the class period.

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