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VISTA Anchorage Youth Court Marketing, Events, and Grants Co
 
 
 
Anchorage Youth Court (AYC) is a non-profit diversionary program for youth in grades 7 - 12 who participate in a justice system run by and for peers. Local youth take on the roles of attorneys, judges, bailiffs, clerks, & jurors during the trials. AYC members develop & apply an understanding of the law through legal education, AYC Bar Association membership, & actual participation in AYC court hearings. AYC is highly beneficial because diverted youth are afforded a chance to resolve legal problems in a highly personalized and relevant manner without receiving a formal juvenile record, & the community receives valuable work service as redress. To become a member of Anchorage Youth Court, youth complete a basic legal principles and practices course and then sit for and pass a youth bar exam. The AYC Bar Association meets quarterly, and members participate in activities designed to provide a broader perspective of the judicial system and restorative justice. Activities include workshops, mock sentencing, and guest speakers from the legal community. Approximately 30% of youth members are in families experiencing poverty. This project works to benefit low-income communities by increasing youth membership from low-income families so that those youth have a consistent, positive out-of-school activity in which they can engage and develop leadership skills. A successful VISTA in this non-profit is excited not just to work with youth as a capacity builder, but also as a positive role model. As a result, the VISTA must possess a strong ability to relate to and support young people, flexibility and creative thinking skills, and a passion for youth service work. *This service opportunity comes with a *free* big, dorm-style room in a brand new, secure bldg!*
 
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Member Duties : The VISTA Marketing, Events, and Grants Coordinator member’s service year will focus on: (1) Working to decrease economic and social disparities between youth who participate in AYC by increasing targeted school outreach (2) Devise, plan, and coordinate all manner of events throughout the service year including trainings, a yearly youth summit, and fundraising opportunities (3) Devise, plan, and implement a social media campaign around yearly events and fundraising opportunities (4) Attend Board of Directors mtgs and interact with board members (both youth and adult) in furthering event, fundraising, and other relevant goals and activities (5) Research and advise AYC staff on new potential grant and fundraising opportunities *This service opportunity comes with a *free* big, dorm-style room in a brand new, secure bldg!*
 
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  Room and board provided ,  Stipend ,  Housing . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit https://americorps.gov/members-volunteers/vista/benefits.
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Children/Youth . 
 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Writing/Editing ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Team Work ,  Law . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
VISTA Anchorage Youth Court Marketing, Events, and Grants Co

Program Start/End Date
01/16/2024  -   01/15/2025

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ALASKA  

Accepting Applications
From  10/04/2023  To  12/15/2023 

Contact Denise Lavoie
731 E 8th Ave
Anchorage   AK   99501
907-744-8409
dlavoie@ruralcap.org
alaskaamericorps.org

Listing ID 119219


       

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