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*BMVP - Expanding Adaptive Recreation for Youth
The mission of Eagle Mount Billings is to create meaningful experiences for people with disabilities through adaptive recreation. Families that include children with disabilities are more likely to live in poverty. The impacts, according to research findings published in Impacts of Poverty on Quality of Life in Families of Children with Disabilities, include less access to health care, delayed cognitive development, and limited leisure opportunities as well as increased stress, low self-esteem, and inconsistent parenting. In Yellowstone County, over six percent of youth ages 5-17, have a disability ( Many of the youth Eagle Mount serves are living in poverty; and special needs associated with disabilities often present extraordinary expenses. While Medicaid and Medicare typically ensure access to basic healthcare, most families that include a child with disabilities have no discretionary dollars. Research demonstrates that children and young adults with disabilities benefit from interventions that enhance their self-esteem and independence, increase their exposure to recreational and vocational opportunities, and offer opportunities for successful community interactions. The benefits in the immediate for children engaged in Eagle Mount programs include increased skills, self-esteem, social competencies, and friendships. In the long term, participants realize more fully developed physical and cognitive gains, vocational skill development, decreased social isolation and enhanced self-sustainability. Through meaningful summer enrichment activities, offered on a sliding fee scale, the financial burden on families and caregivers is lessened, and critical respite services are put in place. Over time, involvement in these programs strengthens the overall wellbeing of youth with disabilities and families, leading to more opportunities that support a sustainable path out 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 youth in need living with disabilities! The overall goal of this project is to ensure that children with disabilities have safe, affordable, and enriching opportunities for summer recreation and learning. The project will be geared toward strengthening community partnerships, evaluating summer camps to ensure they are accessible for underserved youth, and leveraging funds to generate awareness of recreational opportunities for this population. The VISTA will: assess community partnerships to ensure resources continue to effectively promote opportunities for youth; evaluate and enhance summer camp volunteer training and recognition practices; develop an outreach plan to engage additional income eligible families; and organize a community fundraiser to support opportunities ad raise community awareness of programming.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training ,  Living Allowance . 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Health ,  Homelessness ,  Housing ,  Environment ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Hunger ,  Education ,  Veterans ,  Community Outreach ,  Children/Youth ,  Tribal ,  Community and Economic Development . 
Skills :
Public Speaking ,  Communications ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Leadership ,  Writing/Editing ,  Team Work ,  General Skills . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

*BMVP - Expanding Adaptive Recreation for Youth

Program Start/End Date
06/12/2023  -   08/20/2023

Work Schedule Summer

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MONTANA  

Accepting Applications
From  03/28/2023  To  05/13/2023 

Contact Carly Collins
2825 3rd Ave N
Billings   MT   59101

Listing ID 117702


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