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Summer Reads – Mobile Hope MN (LitMN)
Most people will be surprised to find out that Minnesota has 900 mobile home parks that individuals and families call home. Typically these communities are invisible and hidden away from the general population. Many of the resources that are typically available are not easily accessible to these communities. Mobile Hope offers educational programming and healthy activities on site. One of the main challenges we see in the summer months is "summer slide" with the children. Choosing to serve with Mobile Hope, you will help address this need. You will be developing relationships with a highly diverse population of students. Your investment in these students will help to bring students closer to grade level and equip them for success in the coming school year. You will learn up close what life is like in these communities by seeing and experiencing the challenges and the strengths. In addition to working with the students on literacy you will also work alongside Mobile Hope staff hosting Taco Tuesday community meals, go on community outings (swimming, library visits, plays) assisting with day camps, and much more. *Positions are part of Literacy Minnesota’s Summer Reads program, which trains and places more than 40 AmeriCorps VISTA members as literacy mentors for children (primarily K-5) in schools, libraries and out-of-school-time programs statewide. About half of members serve outside the Twin Cities metro.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : As a Summer Reads Mentor you will be helping to recruit children to participate in small group and one on on reading sessions offered at the on site community center. You will guide the students with creative activities, games, sight words and leveled readers to improve their reading and literacy abilities. Your role is to be a patient encourager who helps students become more confident in reading and more enjoyable. **MOBILE HOPE SUMMER READS MENTORS SERVE FOR 10 WEEKS. Term of service is June 5 – August 13.** Members serve full-time, approximately 40 hours per week, primarily Mon - Fri. Literacy Minnesota provides member trainings on most Fridays. Literacy Minnesota Orientation takes place June 20-21. Multiple positions available. Literacy Minnesota fosters an organizational culture that is welcoming and inclusive to all. Applications reviewed on a rolling basis. PRIORITY given to applications BEFORE APRIL 14.
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  One-time food support funds ,  Stipend . 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Hunger ,  Children/Youth ,  Health ,  Education ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Youth Development ,  Education ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Community Organization ,  Team Work ,  Public Health ,  Social Services ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Leadership . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

Summer Reads – Mobile Hope MN (LitMN)

Program Start/End Date
06/05/2023  -   08/13/2023

Work Schedule Summer

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Spanish skills helpful.

Accepting Applications
From  03/09/2023  To  04/28/2023 

Contact Jill Dejewski
7900 Maple Hill Rd
Corcoran   MN   55340

Listing ID 117192


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