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Summer Reads - Northfield, MN
Summer PLUS provides life-changing literacy services for children in grades K-5 by providing academic and social emotional support in schools and community organizations in Northfield for 7 weeks during the summer. Our goals are to: keep at-risk students in the traditional school system; give students tools so that they can enjoy success during their schooling; target and remediate Reading, Math and Social Skills to students; and build relationships with youth so that they are more likely to be engaged with staff and peers during the regular school day. Youth attend Monday-Thursday, 9:30am-3pm (at Greenvale Park Elementary). During mornings, students are with licensed teachers for Math, Reading and Social Skills. After a free lunch, youth spend afternoons in various clubs ranging from arts and crafts to sports to literary exploration. PLUS brings in guest community speakers, participates in youth-designed community service projects, and is planning weekly trips to the city pool. Classroom teachers and/or RTI coaches refer students to the program, who must meet the state defined at-risk criteria. Daily Summer PLUS attendance typically is around 200-300. For most of the young people, this is their only summer enrichment activity. More than half of attendees are students of color (the vast majority of these are Latino). Each year, over three-quarters of the attendees are low-income children eligible for free-reduced school lunches.
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Member Duties : Equipped with in-depth training in literacy tutoring practices, VISTAs can add their own ideas and creativity to affect a group of students. VISTAs will work one-on-one with identified youth in the morning session and have the opportunity to work with small groups in the afternoon. The afternoon could look like a club where the VISTAs would plan literacy activities/games to implement with the youth. The VISTAs would be expected to perform activities such as planning literacy type activities/games, tutoring youth one-on-one with reading skills/techniques, and develop relationships with the students to create a welcoming environment. VISTAs serve full-time, Monday – Friday, with Minnesota Literacy Council in-service trainings on select Fridays. We have two VISTA positions available. *[2] positions available. Positions are part of the MN Literacy Council Summer Reads cohort. Applications reviewed on rolling basis through April 27
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Education . 
Skills :
Communications ,  Team Work ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Education ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Fine Arts/Crafts ,  Youth Development ,  Public Speaking ,  Leadership ,  General Skills . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

Summer Reads - Northfield, 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 Daryl Kehler
201 Orchard St S
Northfield   MN   55057
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 39971