Meet Tiana Hill, a City Year Baton Rouge Alumna. She served in a 7th-grade math class at Broadmoor Middle School as a 2014-2015 AmeriCorps member and returned as the Team Leader for Broadmoor Middle School from 2015-2016. After her two years of service, Tiana is pursuing her Master's Degree in Social Work at the University of Southern California and is a proud recipient of the City Year University Partner Scholarship award.
I don't even know where to start when I talk about how much City Year has impacted and changed my life. I decided to dedicate a year of service with City Year because I believe in this organization's mission and their core values aligned with my core values and beliefs. During the 2 years I served, I learned a lot about myself, made unbreakable bonds, and grew into a stronger leader. Not only did I make a difference in the lives of the students I worked with, they have also made a difference in my own life. Every day I had the unique opportunity to work with amazing students helping them along the way in their life’s journey. I cherish the moments I had working alongside my partner teacher Coach Bland tutoring and mentoring in 7th-grade math. I still have all of the letters, drawings, and gifts my students gave me. Here's a snippet from a letter written to me by one of my students: “I’m happy you are my City Year; I enjoy each lesson we work through. As my role model, you inspire me to dream and work and to reach. Every day you are planting a seed of curiosity and motivation to know and to grow and succeed.” Reading this inspired me to serve a second year and showed me the importance of having City Year in schools. I wouldn’t trade my experience and the special moments during my time of service for anything in the world. During my years of service, I gained 2 mentors: Mrs. Hilton, the school's Social Worker, and Mark Pollard, my former Impact Manager. I have gained long-lasting friendships that are so very special to me. We continue to encourage each other and keep in touch years after completing our 10 months of service. I am so honored to be apart of something so much larger than myself. City Year will forever be in my heart.
2014-2015 Broadmoor Middle School team
20145-2016 Broadmoor Middle School team