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*BMVP - Full STEAM Ahead: Expanding Education
The mission of Wise Wonders is to engage curious, creative, and scientific minds in a playful learning environment for all children and families. Nearly 3,500 children in Billings experience poverty, and Wise Wonders is located in an area with a 45% poverty rate. Low-income children exposed to STEAM educational opportunities in experiential programs are more likely to embrace other educational opportunities. Access to Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) educational programming in neighborhood out-of-school facilities is a key component to fighting poverty. This project will help alleviate poverty by giving disadvantaged youth the skills and encouragement to embrace educational opportunities to build skills that will help them succeed in school and work. By providing children with hands-on learning opportunities, an opportunity is created to provide specialized attention and confidence building to children in need that could continue into a passion for life-long learning and development.
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Member Duties : Expand access to Wise Wonder’s STEAM education programs and create paths for economically disadvantaged students to develop crucial skills that improve educational outcomes! The overall goal of the project is to improve academic engagement among low-income students and to promote the culture of learning and discovery that inspires young Montanans to pursue higher education and potential careers in STEAM fields. The VISTAs will: develop new volunteer recruitment and training strategies; expand and promote new STEAM exhibits and scholarship opportunities to increase community awareness / engagement; assist in the creation of a capital campaign and donor engagement programs to ensure sustainability of STEAM programs; and develop an outreach program in collaboration with local colleges, schools, and other independent school districts to provide STEAM programming in alignment with the Montana Education Standard.
Program Benefits : Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Homelessness ,  Children/Youth ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Housing ,  Veterans ,  Community Outreach ,  Tribal ,  Education ,  Hunger ,  Environment ,  Health . 
Skills :
Team Work ,  Recruitment ,  Leadership ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Communications ,  Writing/Editing ,  Community Organization ,  Public Speaking ,  General Skills . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

*BMVP - Full STEAM Ahead: Expanding Education

Program Start/End Date
07/17/2023  -   07/15/2024

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MONTANA  

Accepting Applications
From  03/30/2023  To  06/16/2023 

Contact Carly Collins
2825 3rd Ave N
Billings   MT   59101

Listing ID 110997