AmeriCorps – Project Achieve
AmeriCorps – Project Achieve
Our AmeriCorps Members provide our Clubs with educational support, including tutoring and small group mentoring to children in grades K through 12 in the areas of reading and math. AmeriCorps members also bring continuity and fidelity to academic-focused Club programming, which includes the implementation of the Summer Brain Gain curriculum during the summer months.
We are currently accepting applications for our Project Achieve AmeriCorps program. This is more than volunteering – you are committing to serving Arizona communities by supporting our member's academic success.
We are seeking individuals who can serve 1,200 (Three-Quarters time), 900 (Half-time), 450 (Quarter-time), or 300 (Minimum-time) hours within a one year period. This is ideal for students seeking an internship, those hoping to gain experience and build their resume, or those looking to transition into community education. You will earn a small monthly stipend to help cover living costs throughout the duration of your service term.
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley empowers young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible members of the community. AmeriCorps improves lives, strengthens communities, and fosters civic
2. Academic Success
Be a part of the team and help with academic programming in one of our 30 Clubs around the Valley. Assist youth ages 8-12 with their homework and provide interventions to support their overall academic growth.
We are more than just an after-school program
In addition to helping youth with Academic Success, we mentor them in overall development. We also assist in the following priority outcome areas Good Character & Leadership, Healthy Lifestyles, and Career Pathways & Workforce Readiness.
All programs allow for your personal skills & hobbies to shine in our Clubs.
4. Job Responsibilities
- Maintains academic remediation through providing one-on-one tutoring of individualized instruction
- Provides individual and small group mentoring
- Ensures that participants have focused time allotted to reading, writing STEM projects, goal setting and team building activities
- Monitors agreements established by youth/teen’s family to boost attendance
- Recruits at least five (5) volunteers from the local community with the assistance and support of BGCAZ’s Volunteer Services Manager
- Attends a minimum of 12% of service hours obtaining training and orientation
- Attends training on first aid, CPR, character education, academic remediation and communication and conflict resolution
- Completes training modules to include, but not limited to: Unconscious Bias, Communication Styles, Coaching for Accountability and Facilitating Academic Success
- Attends AmeriCorps sponsored trainings, staff meetings and events
- Must finish hours by August 31st, 2023 (20-35 hours/week)
- Up to a $15,000 living stipend divided biweekly.
- Education award earned after term of service used for loan forgiveness & tuition
- Professional development, networking, and future career possibilities in non-profit, marketing, education, and management.
- Living Allowance dependent on start date
- Loan deferment and interest forbearance for eligible loans
- Education Award for college and trade school
- Access to a national AmeriCorps Alumni Network
- Member Performance Evaluations and feedback
6. Qualifications & Commitment
- 1200, 900, 600-300 total service hour options
- Flexible scheduling
- Service term ending August 2023