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Summer Reads - Barnum, MN
Barnum is a small town, population 500. The school is the center of our community. The district covers 198 square miles and has 3800 students. The nearest grocery store is over 5 miles away and the nearest large discount store is 20 miles away. Most students live in rural areas with no easy access to activities outside our community. Most parents work outside our school district and many work shifts. In fact 29% of Barnum wage earners work outside our county and 36% of elementary students qualify for free-reduced lunches. Barnum Community Education and Bomber Club collaborate to provide quality summer programs. We utilize the elementary media center, computer labs, gyms, playground, soccer/baseball field, pavilion, lawn, and schedule bi-monthly field trips. Our mission is to provide professional, quality care to meet each child’s physical, emotional, social, developmental, and educational needs. We believe by allowing the child space to grow, be themselves, enjoy their time and participate in educational activities, we can provide the best possible care. Our goal is to be the best place for children to be when they can’t be home with their parents! All aspects of the child’s development are considered. We are respective of the culture, economic, religious, and political status of each family. We strive to keep parents actively involved and encourage parents to review program plans and participate in their child’s development.
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Member Duties : VISTAs will plan and implement the Camp Read-a-Lot program to promote literacy, conduct weekly one-on-one tutoring sessions with students, keep a daily log of sessions, conduct pre and post assessments of student reading levels, work on literacy skills such as fluency and vocabulary. VISTA’s will provide literacy rich enrichment by incorporating reading into all summer programs and activities, provide language development through hands-on activities, provide reading and writing activities and games to make reading and writing fun for students, assist in using technology, and encourage students to read outside of school. Two positions available. VISTA members serve about 40 hours/week, Mon – Fri, with literacy council in-service trainings on select Fridays. *[2] positions available. Positions are part of the MN Literacy Council Summer Reads cohort. Applications reviewed on rolling basis through April 27
Program Benefits : Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Education . 
Skills :
Team Work ,  Fine Arts/Crafts ,  Youth Development ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Leadership ,  General Skills ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Communications ,  Computers/Technology ,  Education ,  Writing/Editing . 
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Summer Reads - Barnum, MN

Program Start/End Date
06/11/2018  -   08/05/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Accepting Applications
From  03/01/2018  To  04/30/2018 

Contact Roxanne Olsen-Hurst
3675 County Road 140
Barnum   MN   55707
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 39930