'Citizen Teachers' Help Students Outside The Classroom With Apprenticeships

10/19/2010 01:13 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Looking to enhance the learning opportunities of children at a Boston school, Eric Schwarz volunteered to teach skills he had acquired from his career as a journalist.

NBC Nightly News reports the experience inspired Schwarz and friend Ned Rimer to found Citizen Schools, a program that encourages everyday Americans to get involved apprenticing local children in their field.

Supporters can make a contribution to support the national Citizen Schools program.

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