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- April 1, 2011

City Year mentors keep students on track

by Jennifer Pence

Every year 1.1 million American teens drop out of high school. Every teen who drops out costs the community an estimated $394,000 in reduced earning potential and increased burden on the criminal justice system. City Year addresses this crisis by recruiting 17 to 24-year-old corps members to spend 11 months serving full-time as tutors, mentors, and role models in under-performing schools.

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