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*Goodwill* - Youthlinks - Rockland, ME
 
 
 
Great Strides places members in rural Schools in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont in order to increase student engagement through targeted mentoring support. Stipended members will implement the Check & Connect mentoring program (a research-based intervention for academically disengaged K-12 students) in rural nonprofits and schools, while Education Award Only Members will implement Connect2Complete (a pilot program utilizing peer mentoring and service-learning) to engage low-income college students. AmeriCorps members will be responsible for increasing student academic engagement, ultimately increasing economic success. In addition, AmeriCorps members will leverage volunteers to engage in Check & Connect and Connect2Complete mentoring and in-school/afterschool service-learning, academic support, parental engagement, and enrichment interventions. Broadreach Family & Community Services is a private, nonprofit agency. Our programs and services have been making a positive difference in the lives of children and families since 1983. We believe that all children and families have basic rights, including: the right to early intervention and an appropriate education through the least restrictive means; the right to nutritional food, medical care, and safe and warm housing; and the right to love and be loved and to receive a fair chance at succeeding in life. We strive to uphold these rights for children and families. They deserve nothing less. Youthlinks provides fun, free after-school and summer programs to middle and high school aged youth in Mid-coast Maine. Programs emphasize volunteering, community connection and hands-on learning. Youthlinks' mission is to empower youth to commit to themselves and their community, broaden their horizons, and acquire healthy life skills through focused enrichment programs and meaningful volunteer opportunities.
 
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Member Duties : Great Strides members serving at Youthlinks will work with school and community partners to develop opportunities to support at-risk students. Members will create opportunities for students to explore interests through internships, volunteering, and mentor relationships. Responsibilities include student and volunteer recruitment; development and implementation of after-school programs that offer hands-on learning opportunities connected with the school day; coordination of volunteer based academic support program; community outreach and presentations; data collection and evaluation; development of proposals and partnerships to build capacity. Some programs are based outside and include a high level of activity. Additional benefits include access to garden and greenhouse space and the opportunities to create youth programming based on your own skills and interests.
 
Program Benefits :
Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage ,  Stipend . 
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Children/Youth ,  Education . 
 
Skills :
Writing/Editing ,  Education ,  Public Speaking ,  General Skills ,  Youth Development ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  First Aid ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Recruitment ,  Computers/Technology ,  Community Organization . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

Program
*Goodwill* - Youthlinks - Rockland, ME

Program Start/End Date
08/22/2014  -   07/09/2015

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  21    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MAINE  

Accepting Applications
From  03/20/2014  To  08/22/2014 

Contact Erin Dunne
185 Lancaster St
Portland   ME   04101
207-370-3920
erin.dunne@goodwillnne.org
 
AmeriCorps

Listing ID 45355


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