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VYT- Big Picture South Burlington
Big Picture South Burlington is an innovative school-within-a-school, serving students, especially those who are low-income, who want a more personally meaningful education experience that enhances skills & provides support needed to graduate. Our mission is to empower youth through relentless commitment to student-centered learning & personal growth in which youth learn the skills to transcend & avoid poverty. Students work with faculty to design individualized curriculum based on their interests, skills, & goals. Students learn through internships, independent projects, workshops, travel, & group experiences such as service learning trips. Students intern at organizations ranging from farms to fashion-design firms. They have done projects ranging from organizing a theater performance for pre-schoolers to producing educational programming at the local television station. BPSB is a democratic learning community, in which students have voice on key decisions such as our weekly schedule, rules & expectations, and curriculum choices. We also have a robust service program including a month long service learning course on current topics. We have been recognized as being at the cutting edge of education, and we regularly host visitors & make presentations. As we are a student-centered school, students do much of that hosting and presenting, and their pride and excitement for their school is strong. The VISTA is integral in marketing, creating projects, curriculum, and experiences that empower low-income students and impact education. We know that developing twenty-first century skills and having internship experiences give students the cultural capital to be successful and overcome poverty. Therefore, the end goal of all the programs developed by the VISTA is cultivating skills, passion, and capacity for success for all of our students.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : The VISTA will be key in creating an education that empowers youth and a robust service program that works against poverty and injustice. We are in the process of developing academic programs, recruiting volunteers, creating relationships with community organizations and internship sites. The VISTA supports Big Picture and will have tremendous opportunity to make an impact. The VISTA supports students’ independent academic projects, giving them the cultural capital and skills to leave poverty behind. The VISTA has a key role in conducting community outreach (website development/social media), recruiting volunteers and mentors, creating and implementing experiential curriculum, and planning student trips. The end goal of all the programs developed by the VISTA will be cultivating skills, passion, and capacity for success for all of our students. Please send resume, cover letter, and 3 references.
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance . 
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Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Environment ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Homelessness ,  Technology ,  Children/Youth ,  Health ,  Public Safety ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Communications ,  Education ,  Computers/Technology ,  Youth Development ,  Cover, resume & refs to site ,  General Skills ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Leadership . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

VYT- Big Picture South Burlington

Program Start/End Date
08/03/2015  -   08/06/2016

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations VERMONT  

Accepting Applications
From  04/01/2015  To  06/30/2015 

Contact Ashley Piatt
PO Box 627
Montpelier   VT   05601
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 44944