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Associate, VISTA Horizons Student Enrichment Program-DMV
This is an opportunity for motivated, committed individuals who are passionate about making a difference and receiving beyond entry-level responsibilities. Because of this, the candidate should have some background of volunteer service as well as the desire to take on responsibilities that will challenge themselves and make an impact on the community. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, low-income students are six times more likely to drop out of high school and fewer than one third of them will enroll in college. Additionally, a 6th grade student who misses more than 20% of class, whose teacher reports poor behavior, or who fails math or English is 70% more likely to drop out. The current high school dropout rate is a primary contributor to stagnating U.S. economic mobility and results in over $300 billion in lost wages, taxable income, and health care, welfare and incarceration costs. While states and the nation are trying to produce workers with skills to master new technologies and adapt to complexities of a global economy, school budgets have become tighter than ever. Despite these trends among low-income students, Horizons students boast a 99% high school graduation rate (compared to an 80% graduation rate among their peers) and, of these Horizons graduates, 91% go on to college or some form of postsecondary training. Horizons Delmarva provides a six-week Summer Learning Program as well as academic and enrichment activities throughout the year for low-income students attending Wicomico and Worcester County Public Schools. This wraparound service directly supports in-school academic success while providing additional character and cultural opportunities that support personal growth. Parental involvement, a requirement of the program, helps create a supportive academic environment for our students and support for Horizons events.
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Member Duties : This is an AmeriCorps VISTA position, and the individual will work directly with both the Executive Director and Associate Director of Horizons Delmarva. During the school year, the VISTA will be doing the following: - Promote the program in the community through traditional and social media efforts - Implement creative strategies for fiscal sustainability including introductory grant writing and event planning - Engage Horizons students and families to promote year-round involvement and growth - Use data currently being collected to tell additional stories of our impact During the summer, when program is in place, the VISTA will do the following: - Shadow Executive Director, Associate Director, and Site Directors to fully understand the workings of the program - Create additional community awareness and marketing opportunities - Continue in efforts to increase fiscal sustainability
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Education . 
Skills :
Non-Profit Management ,  General Skills ,  Public Speaking ,  Leadership ,  Communications ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Education ,  Team Work ,  Writing/Editing ,  Youth Development . 
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Associate, VISTA Horizons Student Enrichment Program-DMV

Program Start/End Date
06/06/2022  -   06/05/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MARYLAND  

Accepting Applications
From  01/26/2022  To  07/18/2022 

Contact Joe Laque
225 N Division St.
Salisbury   MD   21801

Listing ID 101182