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Genesis & Light Center's Educational Assistance Mentoring Pr
Genesis & Light Center's Educational Assistance Mentoring Project (GLEAM) will develop academic learning centers for families attending low performing schools to assist students in passing district test in the Hinds and surrounding counties. VISTAs will help expand program services for low income families and address issues related to education and poverty. The 3-5 year project will focus on empowering youth by promoting 1) academic excellence, 2) substance-free lifestyles, and 3) provide youth an alternative to youth crime. The objective of this project is to promote education, values, positive attitudes, high levels of self-esteem, and strengthen students and their families in such a way to avoid a life of crime and of poverty. The purpose of this project is to decrease and discourage youth involvement in sex, drugs, crimes, violence or other delinquent behaviors.
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Member Duties : VISTA members will serve with Genesis & Light executive director and community partners in developing youth educational and economic development programs including outreach, recruitment, and fundraising. VISTAs will 1. Recruit and train community volunteers to assist with project, 2. Recruit and coordinate services for youth participants, 3. Enhance programmatic systems and 4. Inform low-income communities of opioids threats and trends and 5. Establish fundraising events to support programming.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Training . 
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Terms :
Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Children/Youth ,  Education ,  Community and Economic Development . 
Skills :
Fine Arts/Crafts ,  Youth Development ,  Communications ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Recruitment ,  Writing/Editing ,  Counseling ,  Public Speaking ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Community Organization ,  Education ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  General Skills ,  Computers/Technology . 
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Genesis & Light Center's Educational Assistance Mentoring Pr

Program Start/End Date
04/01/2020  -   04/30/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MISSISSIPPI  

Accepting Applications
From  04/06/2020  To  04/02/2021 

Contact Albert Wilson
4914 N State St
Jackson   MS   39206
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 44665