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City Year Detroit

City Year Detroit, which first became a Detroit Lions Charities partner in 2018, helps to close gaps in high-need schools by supporting students' academic and social-emotional development while also providing schools with the additional capacity to enhance school culture and climate. Teams of City Year AmeriCorps members provide research-based classroom and school-wide support to help students stay on track to graduate from high school, prepare for college and for career success. In 2021, the Detroit Lions resources will be allocated to sustain a City Year Detroit Team at Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary-Middle School in the Fitzgerald Neighborhood of Detroit. This team of 10 AmeriCorps members provides academic and emotional support for students every day of the school year leading to improved student outcomes. From the start of 2019-2020 school year to mid-year, 81% of Bethune Elementary students with City Year support showed growth on ELA assessments and 78% improved on mathematics assessments.