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Stewards VISTA: Adventure Fayette County
 
 
 
Adventure: Fayette County is a youth focused coalition of organizations who break down the barriers for our kids so they may identify their passions through enriching and positive activities. We accomplish this by exposing youth to new experiences through facilitated programming and mentorship, engaging youth through public outreach, and organizing the community to effectively leverage resources and assets. The purpose of this project is to introduce and engage youth and minorities to hobbies and interests that are available in our area. Studies clearly show that students engaged in meaningful activities have a lower risk of delinquent behavior or addiction and have a higher chance of graduating from high school and experiencing future success. Fayette County is a recreational hub in West Virginia and the East Coast. Our community thrives on tourism and these recreational resources. Community businesses, such as Adventures On The Gorge, ACE, Pinheads, Active Southern West Virginia, and the 30+ other organizations we partner with, are largely staffed with local community members. These community members and business partners are learning the importance of investing in the well-being of our youth and are beginning to volunteer their time and resources in making our projects successful. However, we still have work to do to project this message county wide. Thus, we have developed a long-term vision to move our municipalities to adopt a sustainable model that will protect our kids while preparing them for a better future.
 
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Member Duties : Join our team and connect with youth to inspire participation in meaningful extracurricular activities. Recruit volunteers, solicit donations, and write grants to assist the team in the successful implementation of the Iceland Prevention Model. This will be achieved by helping with all of the Adventure: Fayette County programs. We are a youth focused coalition of organizations who break down the barriers for our kids to identify and experience positive activities. We accomplish this by exposing youth to new experiences through facilitated programming and mentorship, engaging youth through public outreach, and organizing the community to effectively leverage resources and assets. We envision a future where community is built for and by youth, giving them opportunity to engage in enriching experiences and programs that encourage self-confidence, leadership, and community. As a result of our work, there is a dramatic decrease in youth substance use.
 
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  $750 in Prof Dev Funds from Stewards ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach ,  Health ,  Children/Youth . 
 
Skills :
Leadership ,  Community Organization ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Youth Development ,  Team Work . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Stewards VISTA: Adventure Fayette County

Program Start/End Date
04/12/2021  -   04/11/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WEST VIRGINIA  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  01/15/2021  To  03/05/2021 

Contact Patricia Silva
345 Prince St
Beckley   WV   25801
3048600371
psilva@conservationlegacy.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 100989


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