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Associate, VISTA Horizons Student Enrichment Program-STL
 
 
 
Horizons St. Louis in Kirkwood began in 1970 under the name SPROG which touched thousands of lives in Kirkwood over the past 50 years by providing youth (KG-5th) with cultural education and recreational activities during the summer. Our students are recommended from the Kirkwood Public School District and meet the requirements of: (1) receive free and reduced lunch, (2) perform below grade level (verified by teacher), and (3) be eligible to attend Kirkwood Public Schools. Our students experience a six week program experiencing an exciting blend of hands-on academics, arts, culture, and recreation. They learn to create, imagine, and dream; all while building fundamental reading and math skills they otherwise may have lost during summer vacation. They also learn to swim, transforming a fear of water into a favorite summer activity. This is the Horizons St. Louis in Kirkwood experience! 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 challenging responsibilities that will enable them to make an impact on the community. This is an AmeriCorps VISTA position and the individual will work directly with the Operations Director of the Horizons program.
 
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Member Duties : The AmeriCorps member will work directly with the Operations Director of Horizons. 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; -Research pre-k and high school programming within other Horizons’ program across the country and provide recommendations on best practices; -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: -Be responsible for key components of program implementation; -Shadow Program Director to fully understand the workings of the program; -Create additional community awareness and marketing the program.
 
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
None
 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Education ,  Children/Youth . 
 
Skills :
Team Work ,  Education ,  Writing/Editing ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Community Organization ,  Communications ,  Public Speaking ,  Recruitment ,  Youth Development ,  General Skills ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Associate, VISTA Horizons Student Enrichment Program-STL

Program Start/End Date
06/07/2021  -   06/06/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MISSOURI  

Accepting Applications
From  02/05/2021  To  05/14/2021 

Contact Samantha Simpson
PO Box 220274
Kirkwood   MO   63122
(314) 629-1252
officemanager@horionsstlouis.org
www.horizonsstlouis.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 101329


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