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Youth Program AmeriCorps Member; Half-Time (900 Hours)

Purpose: · Members will be serving at risk youth whose families are at the poverty level or below. After proper training for the Members, they will provide tutoring in reading and math four times per week. · Members will develop program activities to enhance academic competencies · AmeriCorps members will engage a total of 1,200 youth (an average of 50 youth per Member) in academic achievement. · AmeriCorps members will conduct 600 individual pulse checks with adult caregivers/parents of youth (average of 25 per Member). · Anticipated outcomes: o 900 youth will engage in more high-yield learning activities after Project Learn participation; o 900 will show increases in pre- and post-tests for Summer Brain Gain; o and all participating Clubs will institute continuous quality improvement (CQI) efforts to regularly integrate youth feedback. Providing Club members with a high-quality Club Experience that is safe and fun, leads to a sense of belonging, and develops the skills needed to achieve success in the 21st Century. Essential Functions of Position: Project Learn: AmeriCorps members will help create and deliver high-yield learning experiences for youth, including reading, writing and academic tutoring. Project Learn (delivered four days/week) reinforces skills that youth, ages 5-12 learn at school, when they are at the Club by integrating fun, educational activities. This research-based, after-school program demonstrates that students do better in school when they spend non-school hours engaged in fun, but academically beneficial, activities. Project Learn incorporates daily homework help and high-yield learning activities and encourages youth to apply what they learn in the classroom and make productive choices. Project Learn emphasizes parent involvement and collaboration. Summer Brain Gain: AmeriCorps members will help plan and deliver six (6) weeks of theme-based activities to help prevent youth ages 5-12 from losing academic skills during the summer months. The program uses a project-based approach to engage youth through age-appropriate curriculum modules and will take place four days/week. Program modules are aligned with common standards and have fun, themed activities that emphasize math, literacy, and 21st Century skills. Literacy programming introduces books and incorporates small groups so youth can learn through discovery and creative expression. Math and science content is focused on STEM modules that engage youth in specific topics, such as environmental conservation. Pulse Checks: Pulse Checks are an inexpensive strategy to gain timely insights about youth Club experiences by quickly and easily collecting program exit data from Club youth and adult family members/caregivers. AmeriCorps members will receive training about how to implement CQI curriculum to solicit and respond to regular feedback, simultaneously creating a culture of openness and the feeling that youth opinions are valued. This curriculum will enable Clubs to provide scheduled opportunities to engage youth feedback into programming and create a CQI culture. AmeriCorps members will establish the Pulse Checks with youth, report findings to Club leadership, and help integrate feedback into programs. The Alliance anticipates a minimum of 15 “pulse checks” will occur each program year at each Club and across age groups. Requirements: Prefer youth work experience or strong desire to work with youth Possess strong communication and problem-solving skills Demonstrate effective time management and organization skills Academic and Experience Qualifications: Pursuing or has completed higher education, two- or four-year degree. Service Conditions: Members will serve in an indoor setting. The Boys & Girls Clubs are open after school, 5 days a week. They are closed during major holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas. Boys & Girls Clubs also operate on a weekly basis during the summer months. Geographical Areas of Service: Helena/West Helena Jacksonville McGehee Crossett Magnolia Monticello Waldron Booneville/Magazine Pine Bluff/White Hall Commitment Required: Service dates range from October 1, 2019- August 31, 2020. Each half time member is required to serve 900 hours over the course of the 11-month period. Orientation and Training: Mandatory training at Saline County Boys & Girls Club BGCA High Quality Course Training on November 6, 2019. AmeriCorps Program Benefits: $6000 living allowance stipend Education award up to $3047.50 Student Loan Forbearance Training- Safety, Project Learn, Summer Brain Gain, Leadership

Benton, AR


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Youth Program AmeriCorps

Purpose: Our House – Founded in 1987, Our House is a comprehensive program for the working homeless serving over 1,400 clients annually. Operating on a 7-acre campus in central Little Rock, Our House empowers homeless and near-homeless families and individuals to succeed in the workforce, in school, and in life through hard work, wise decision-making, and active participation in the community. Service Position Summary: The Youth Programs AmeriCorps Members will serve at Our House’s out-of-school program, called Our Club which serves 90 school age youth in grades Kindergarten-12th grade. Our Club operates every day afterschool and all day during school breaks (winter break, spring break) and teacher in-service days. Our Club also operates a Summer Program for eight weeks over the summer. The Youth Program AmeriCorps Member will help to plan and implement enrichment activities for the youth, ensure the safety of all children in the program, help the youth with their homework and tutoring, and create an enriching, fun and safe environment for the youth. The Youth Program AmeriCorps Member will serve to meet established outcomes goals for Our House’s AmeriCorps project, including: serve at least 125 school-aged children in Our Club and help at least 85 of those who stay for at least three months to maintain or improve their report card grades in literacy and math. Essential Functions of Position: Serve directly with youth during Our Club program hours (including after-school, summer, school holidays, and evening programming) in one of three homerooms K-2 nd grade, 3rd -5 th grade, 6-12th grade Provide homework help to youth in the program: K-2 nd grade, 3rd -5 th grade, 6-12th grade Organize service projects to benefit the children and parents of Our House, including developing partnerships with outside organizations, recruiting volunteers, recruiting participants, and other activities necessary for successful service events Develop and implement programming in one of our five programming areas: STEM, Arts, Cultural Enrichment, Health/Physical Fitness, and Life Skills Facilitate parent engagement programming for parents of Our Club children, i.e. Family Fun Night Serve to meet established outcomes goals for Our House’s AmeriCorps project, including: serve at least 150 school-aged children in Our Club, work to ensure 100 youth complete at least one semester in the program, and help at least 85% of those who stay for at least three months to maintain or improve their report card grades in literacy and math Assist in the collection of performance measurement data (report cards and test scores) to track and analyze progress towards the above outcomes Serve collaboratively with other AmeriCorps members, VISTA volunteers, and staff members to implement programs, achieve and track outcomes, and other activities to benefit the clients and programs of Our House Participate in AmeriCorps Days of Service and additional service projects as approved by the program director Attend Our House AmeriCorps meetings led by the VISTA Leader Attend weekly Our House staff meetings and other meetings as directed by supervisor The Arkansas Service Commission has determined that the probability of access to vulnerable populations is so great that all members will undergo all required criminal history checks: NSOPW, FBI, and Arkansas State Police, as well as other states, as necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required: The Youth Program AmeriCorps Member will be thoroughly committed to Our House’s mission. All candidates must enjoy working with schoolage youth, have a positive attitude, and serve as a role model for the children in the program. Academic and Experience Qualifications: High school diploma or GED required; a youth development background and/or relevant college courses preferred. Service Conditions: This service is performed primarily indoors. This is a physically active role where you will engage with children ages 5-17. Commitment Required: 40 hours a week for a six (6) month term beginning September 30, 2019 to March 30, 2020 for a total of 900 hours. Orientation and Training: On-site Our House orientation First Aid/CPR Naptime Academy Conscious Discipline AmeriCorps Arkansas Training Any other trainings deemed necessary by the supervisor and/or Program Director AmeriCorps Program Benefits: Living Allowance of $7,070 over the course of the term of service $3,047.50 Segal Education Award at the end of a successful service term Healthcare coverage Student Loan forbearance Evaluation and Reporting: Member will participate in mid-term and end-of-term evaluation and review. Member will submit their hours on a monthly basis and write quarterly reflections. For more information: Priscilla Barnes, Human Resources Manager 501-374-7383 ext 137

Little Rock, AR




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