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Summer Reads Mentor – Twin Cities Metro Area (LitMN)
Literacy Minnesota works to build a more equitable society by making quality literacy education available to all. We are a comprehensive literacy resource, providing free classes for adults and children; supporting literacy organizations through volunteer recruitment, training and teaching tools; and creating new pathways for groups and individuals to reach their full potential. Our programs and services are both local to Minnesota statewide and national. We train and place AmeriCorps VISTA members through two service opportunities: Literacy Leadership (Literacy for All & Digital Literacy) and Summer Reads. Literacy Leadership engages AmeriCorps VISTA members who serve behind-the-scenes for one year with schools and community organizations to design and carryout literacy initiatives for all ages. In Summer Reads, members serve as literacy mentors primarily to K-5 children in schools, libraries and out-of-school-time programs for 8 weeks over the summer, bringing literacy to life through fun and enriching activities like arts, drama, story-time, tutoring, recreation, and more. With school and daily life disrupted due to the COVID19 pandemic, especially for those living at or near poverty level, summer is a crucial time to help low-income families. Our goals are to: 1) provide opportunities for children and youth to continue learning over the summer; 2) increase the capacity of host sites to serve children, youth and families over the summer; and 3) provide AmeriCorps members with transformative experiences in education and build their community leadership skills. Approximately 40 Summer Reads members serve statewide, with about half of those in the Twin Cities metro. *Literacy Minnesota fosters an organizational culture that is welcoming and inclusive to all. Applications reviewed on a rolling basis until filled. PRIORITY given to applications BEFORE APRIL 22. Site placements made in May after members selected.
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Member Duties : Summer Reads members serve full-time in the Twin Cities, where they mentor children and youth (primarily K-5) in reading, writing and oral language through both academic and creative enrichment activities. Depending on your site placement, you may work with individuals, small groups or classes. You may support distance learning, create content for youth/families to access on their own and/or lead in-person programming (following CDC and MN Department of Health guidelines). Each site is unique. Members may additionally work on other tasks, like food insecurity, helping parents navigate community resources or behind-the-scenes projects. Children’s literacy programming will be the focus of the majority of members’ time. Service includes first week orientation and weekly in-service training. With Summer Reads, you will instill a love of literacy and break down barriers to education and economic security!
Program Benefits : One-time food support funds ,  Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service . 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Education . 
Skills :
Leadership ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Team Work ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Communications ,  Fine Arts/Crafts ,  Social Services ,  Youth Development ,  General Skills ,  Education . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

Summer Reads Mentor – Twin Cities Metro Area (LitMN)

Program Start/End Date
07/07/2023  -   08/31/2023

Work Schedule Summer

Education level
Less than High school

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Accepting Applications
From  01/23/2023  To  06/22/2023 

Contact Stevie Lewis
700 Raymond Ave
Saint Paul   MN   55114

Listing ID 116479


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