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Summer Reads - Aitkin, MN
 
 
 
Change a child’s life this summer by joining Summer Reads, an AmeriCorps VISTA program of the Minnesota Literacy Council! Aitkin/Rippleside Elementary School has a high population of students who live in poverty. Many of our students are from an environment where literacy is not a priority. Students are in need of a role model to help model a love of literacy. Students will be involved in fun, literacy-rich activities and be exposed to many different authors and genres of books. VISTAs will be able to model a love of reading and show the importance of literacy. The best way to become a “better” read is to READ! The Summer Literacy Program at Rippleside Elementary School in Aitkin, MN, will encourage reading throughout the summer to help prevent the “summer slide” of reading skills. The Aitkin Summer Reads Program hopes to encourage reading, improve literacy skills, and foster a love of reading. VISTAs in our program would allow us to have a lower student/teacher ratio. This allows us to give students the individualized attention they so need. These positions are part of the Summer Reads program of the Minnesota Literacy Council. Summer Reads AmeriCorps VISTAs provide quality tutoring and literacy enrichment opportunities for K-3rd grade students in schools, libraries, and community organizations across the state. VISTAs work with predominantly low-income children to instill a love of learning, while developing their own professional skills through hands-on experience in education and in-service trainings with other VISTAs. Service dates are June 12 – August 6. Four positions available, applications reviewed on a rolling basis until all positions are filled, through April 28. See www.mnliteracy.org/volunteers/vista/summer-reads-vista for more information.
 
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Member Duties : VISTA Summer Associates will partner with a cooperating teacher. They will have one group of students they work with on Monday/Tuesday and a different group on Wednesday/Thursday. They will help lead small groups in literacy activities. VISTAs are a vital part of our program as they will be a literacy role model for students that often come from situations where literacy may not be deemed important. (Activities may include leading stations, helping with book selection, reading to and with students, and helping with writing projects.) VISTA members will serve full-time, approximately 40 hours per week, primarily Monday – Friday, with Minnesota Literacy Council in-service trainings on select Fridays. Pre-Service Orientation takes place on June 12 & 13 in the Twin Cities (travel paid by Minnesota Literacy Council).
 
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Children/Youth . 
 
Skills :
Youth Development ,  Education ,  Communications ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Leadership ,  Computers/Technology ,  Team Work ,  Writing/Editing ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Public Speaking . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Summer Reads - Aitkin, MN

Program Start/End Date
06/12/2017  -   08/06/2017

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Accepting Applications
From  03/01/2017  To  05/12/2017 

Contact Julie Asmus
225 2nd Ave SW
Aitkin   MN   56431
218-927-4838
jasmus@isd1.org
www.isd1.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 39929


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