Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+
Youth Program AmeriCorps Member
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-2nd grade, 3rd-5th grade, 6-12th grade.
Provide homework help to youth in the program: K-2nd grade, 3rd-5th 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.
All members will undergo all required criminal history checks: NSOPW, FBI, and Arkansas State Police, as well as other states, as necessary. Marginal Functions of Position:
When called upon, members may be asked to support disaster response and/or recovery efforts as needed by the State of Arkansas.
COVID-19 Response Activities: Assisting with classroom/equipment sanitization, assisting with client health entry screening or providing virtual support to clients receiving resources from home.
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 school-
age 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 1, 2020
to February 28, 2021 for a total of 900 hours.
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