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VISTA Anchorage Youth Court Volunteer and Event Coordinator
Anchorage Youth Court (AYC) is a diversionary program for youth in grades 7 through 12 who are accused of breaking the law to be judged by their peers. Local youth take on the roles of attorneys, judges, bailiffs, clerks, & jurors during the trials. Anchorage Youth Court members develop & apply an understanding of the law through legal education, Anchorage Youth Court Bar Association membership, & actual participation in AYC court hearings. AYC is a highly beneficial program because defendants are afforded a chance, in a court hearing by trained local youth, to resolve their legal problems without receiving a formal juvenile record, & the community receives valuable work service as redress for the wrongs committed. To pass the bar exam and become a member of the Anchorage Youth Court, youth complete a class about basic legal principles and practices. The Anchorage Youth Court 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 our youth members are in families experiencing poverty. This project works to benefit the low-income community in two ways. First, the VISTA increases 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. Second, the VISTA will schedule and organize non-court activities and training opportunities to consistently engage youth members so that their AYC experience is one that supports their long-term success.
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Member Duties : The Volunteer/Event Coordinator position schedules our youth & adult volunteers for court & non-court activities, communicates with adult volunteers who may teach classes, speak at events, or advise in court; & coordinates multiple aspects of fundraising and educational events in the community. A successful member in this role is excited not just to work with youth as a coordinator, but as a positive role model. Because of that, they need a strong ability to relate to and support young people, flexibility and creative thinking skills and a passion for youth service work. For event coordinating, this role will communicate with potential vendors, speakers, and community members. The role is responsible for locating teachers and speakers for events, as well as the venues and any additional requirements for given activities.
Program Benefits : Training ,  Room and board provided ,  Health Coverage* ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Stipend ,  Housing . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Team Work ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Community Organization ,  Writing/Editing ,  Law . 
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VISTA Anchorage Youth Court Volunteer and Event Coordinator

Program Start/End Date
10/23/2023  -   10/22/2024

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ALASKA  

Accepting Applications
From  08/16/2023  To  09/22/2023 

Contact Denise Lavoie
731 E 8th Ave
Anchorage   AK   99501

Listing ID 119219