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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. These positions are part of the Summer Reads program of the Minnesota Literacy Council, which provides literacy tutoring and enrichment to children K-6 in programs across the state. We aim to help low-income children improve reading and instill a love of learning, and also to provide VISTA’s with hands-on experience in education and build their community leadership. See for more information.
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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. Service dates are June 12 – August 6. Pre-Service Orientation is June 12 and 13 in the Twin Cities (travel paid by the literacy council). Applications reviewed on a rolling basis until all positions are filled, through April 28.
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Living Allowance ,  Training ,  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 :
Education ,  Children/Youth . 
Skills :
Youth Development ,  Computers/Technology ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Leadership ,  General Skills ,  Fine Arts/Crafts ,  Writing/Editing ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Communications ,  Team Work ,  Education . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

Summer Reads - Barnum, 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 Roxanne Olsen
3675 County Road 140
Barnum   MN   55707
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 39930