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Detroit AmeriCorps Mentor Program
 
 
 
Almost 60% of youth in Detroit are chronically absent, putting them behind in their academic career. Chronic absence is a complex problem and there is not one solution to fix it. Chronic absence stems from the lack of resources in households and in the community. That is why the Detroit AmeriCorps Mentor Program will support 14 AmeriCorps members throughout the city of Detroit to serve as Mentors and Engagement & Resource members at 5 Charter Schools in Detroit. AmeriCorps Members, serving as either Mentors or Engagement & Resource members, will help families and youth by providing barrier reducing support to decrease the number of days they miss from school. A key indicator of student success is attendance and ensuring youth have a positive mentor in their life and families have support they need that will lessen the burden of poverty that is faced which is a major contributor to chronic absenteeism. Through this service and experience, members will make an impact on people's education futures. Additionally, members will gain important skills and knowledge for themselves that can help in future work endeavors.
 
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Member Duties : AmeriCorps members will have the opportunity to mentor 25 students who are in Tier II and are between 4th-7th grades. This will consist of daily check-in’s to ensure they are engaged and ready to learn. They will work with youth and walk them through a problem-solving process to understand the cause of absence and possible solutions. Members will reach out and connect with families to build relationships with them and update on youth’s progress. Also members will work closely with school staff to connect them to existing and new possible partnerships in the school. Based on resources available members will connect with families who will be in need of those resources. They will facilitate 5 parents workshops around Chronic Absence for all parents.
 
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training ,  Member Assistance Program . 
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Uniforms provided and required ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Education . 
 
Skills :
Public Speaking ,  Writing/Editing ,  Youth Development ,  Leadership ,  Education ,  Computers/Technology ,  General Skills ,  Communications ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Team Work . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

Program
Detroit AmeriCorps Mentor Program

Program Start/End Date
09/28/2020  -   08/06/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MICHIGAN   Detroit/Ann Arbor/Flint  

Languages
Spanish

Accepting Applications
From  08/03/2020  To  11/06/2020 

Contact Alejandra Gomez
8300 Longworth St
Detroit   MI   48209
3138414447
agomez@unidetroit.org
 
AmeriCorps

Listing ID 98199


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