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Foster Youth Initiative AmeriCorps Program
 
 
 
CA Foster Youth Initiative (FYI) is a statewide program administered by the Child Abuse Prevention Center. The FYI program is designed to improve the lives of foster youth by expanding opportunities to achieve their potential. Foster youth are mentored by an AmeriCorps Member who provides education services, life skills support, and attachment to an adult role model, so foster youth will be better prepared for a healthy productive adulthood. FYI foster youth goals are: high school graduation or promotion to the next grade level, mastery in life skills domains, financial literacy, and participation in AB12 services. FYI’s intervention is mentoring where a meaningful relationship is built between an AmeriCorps member and a foster youth. Together they create goal-oriented tasks to catalyze the academic, social, emotional, cognitive, and identity development of the youth. Members provide individualized support which enhance academic achievement, study habits, daily living skills, job skills, healthy relationships, and financial literacy.
 
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Member Duties : The Youth Mentor AmeriCorps Member will guide foster youth to build skills necessary for a successful transition to adulthood. The Member will provide life skills support, mentoring, workshops, and activities to support foster youth. The member will provide academic assistance and financial literacy lessons. The member will complete assessments and monthly data requirements.
 
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Education . 
 
Skills :
Team Work ,  Leadership ,  Communications ,  Social Services ,  Education ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Youth Development ,  General Skills ,  Teaching/Tutoring . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

Program
Foster Youth Initiative AmeriCorps Program

Program Start/End Date
08/16/2021  -   08/15/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  99

Program Locations CALIFORNIA  

Accepting Applications
From  07/26/2022  To  03/15/2023 

Contact Tabitha Grier
4700 Roseville Rd
North Highlands   CA   95660
9162441968
tgrier@thecapcenter.org

Listing ID 96572


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