At Citizen Schools, adolescents work side by side with experts to explore new fields, learn new skills, and build a foundation for their future.
We partner with low-income communities that need additional support and resources. Our program supports academic achievement in core subjects like English Language Arts and Mathematics, while building important 21st Century and Social Emotional skills through real-world learning experiences.
Every semester Citizen Schools students participate in 10-week apprenticeships taught by Citizen Teachers.
Students are transformed into website designers, lawyers, financial advisers, and much more, learning how their current academics apply to a future pathway. We design curriculum to connect academic and 21st century standards to careers and real life. Each semester culminates in a WOW! event where students teach back what they learned to teachers, parents, and community members. The name “WOW!” is simply the most common reaction from adults when they see what our students have accomplished.
We serve adolescents in low-income communities at a critical point in their development - as they search for their pathway into the adult world.