It is hard to believe that the 2011-2012 corps year is coming to an end. With such little time left in schools, we are cherishing our last days with our students. The strong bonds that corps members and students have built this year are evident in the following excerpts and sound clips of appreciation from the students we serve.
A student at the Harbor Pilot Middle School was asked to write a long composition about his hero in preparation for the MCAS test. He chose to write about corps member Anjum Somji.
“What I admire about Ms. Anjum is how she pushes me to do work. Sometimes when I don’t want to do work, she sits down and talks to me. She tells me she is proud of me…She also helps me with my homework. She can’t do answers for you, she makes you do it by yourself. That’s another reason why I admire Ms. Anjum. Ms. Anjum is my personal hero…Ms. Anjum is not like Spider-man or Super-man with powers, Ms. Anjum is my friend.”
Below, a 6th grade student at Young Achievers K-8 Science and Mathematics School explain to Elijah what he likes about City Year:
Listen to a 7th grade Irving Middle School students talk to Gabe about their corps member, Matt Friedman:
This is the fourth installment of a monthly collaborative creative project. See last month’s project here – A City Year in Boston: The 2011-2012 Corps.