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*BMVP - Creating Outdoor Recreation Opportunities for Youth
The Eagle Mount mission is to enhance the lives of individuals with disabilities through recreation and create opportunities for participants to “Embrace Life without Limits” through providing low cost stimulating adaptive recreation experiences for youth with disabilities. Studies show that cognitive development and young children’s IQs are associated with the family’s ability to provide intellectually stimulating experiences. When a family living in poverty’s priority is survival, less cognitive stimulation is provided to children. In a survey between families with and without a member that has a disability, “half of participants with mobility disabilities (47.5%) reported a lack of money as a constraint, and more than a quarter of participants with mobility disabilities (27.7%) reported a lack of companions as a constraint.” When poverty, compounds with the rate of disability, which between 2013 and 2017 a Billings estimate was 9.1%, youth activities and cognitive development are the last investment with a lasting impact. Eagle Mount is dedicated to enhancing the lives of individuals with disabilities through recreation and create opportunities for participants to engage with each other and the outdoors-improving their social, situational, and fine motor skills. By crossing perceived limitations, youth gain confidence and a willingness to engage in their own education, increasing cognitive development and leading to the quest for meaningful employment and new skillsets. This project will alleviate poverty by increasing access to inclusive outdoor excursion activities that will increase cognitive stimulation and produce higher levels of academic engagement in low-income youth with disabilities, thus ensuring a higher chance of success in educational achievement and future job prospects to break the cycle of poverty.
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Member Duties : Be a part of the team that helps students “Embrace Life without Limits” by increasing access to outdoor recreational opportunities for students living with disabilities! The overall goal of this project is to increase academic engagement by expanding outdoor adaptive recreational opportunities to low-income students with disabilities. This will require organization of a low-income advisory committee; implementation of new volunteer-base management software; improved volunteer outreach and recruitment; community assessment and partnership development; and the fundraising to support the new programming.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
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Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Veterans ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Homelessness ,  Education ,  Children/Youth ,  Housing ,  Tribal ,  Hunger ,  Health ,  Community and Economic Development . 
Skills :
Conflict Resolution ,  General Skills ,  Community Organization ,  Computers/Technology ,  Writing/Editing ,  Communications ,  Social Services ,  Education ,  Team Work ,  Leadership . 
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*BMVP - Creating Outdoor Recreation Opportunities for Youth

Program Start/End Date
08/15/2022  -   08/14/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MONTANA  

Accepting Applications
From  04/01/2022  To  07/15/2022 

Contact Carly Collins
2825 3rd Ave N
Billings   MT   59101

Listing ID 102709