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*Goodwill*-Digital Wish-Manchester Center, VT
Great Strides places members in rural Schools in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont in order to increase student engagement through targeted mentoring support. Stipended members will implement the Check & Connect mentoring program (a research-based intervention for academically disengaged K-12 students) in rural nonprofits and schools, while Education Award Only Members will implement Connect2Complete (a pilot program utilizing peer mentoring and service-learning) to engage low-income college students. AmeriCorps members will be responsible for increasing student academic engagement, ultimately increasing economic success. In addition, AmeriCorps members will leverage volunteers to engage in Check & Connect and Connect2Complete mentoring and in-school/afterschool service-learning, academic support, parental engagement, and enrichment interventions. Digital Wish is on a mission to modernize K-12 classrooms with technology and prepare students for tomorrow's workforce. As a national charitable organization, we serve non-profit PreK-12 schools in the US, and the agencies that support them. is a place where teachers can post their technology needs and donors can fund their wishes. Teachers and donors in all 50 states participate, and technology grants and cash donations are made directly to schools for targeted classroom usage. Locally in Vermont, we provide one-computer-per-child programs to schools. We will put one computer per child in grades 4-6, providing equipment, teacher training, student training, and community outreach.
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Member Duties : We’ll provide one-computer-per-child for the targeted grade levels in VT schools. Members will support Digital Wish trainers to peer-coach the educators, teaching Digital Wish’s 7-unit technology curriculum. This will be followed by a poster contest on responsible internet usage to engage all students in the formation of a culture of safe practice and technology literacy. Members will add a vibrant technology offering for computer game building, website development, and creativity in the after school hours. Member will create and implement a steady stream of volunteer opportunities for corporate employees and peer mentors to engage in various school programs.
Program Benefits :
Training ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Stipend . 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Children/Youth ,  Technology ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Computers/Technology ,  Writing/Editing ,  Education ,  Youth Development ,  Communications ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  General Skills . 
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AmeriCorps State / National

*Goodwill*-Digital Wish-Manchester Center, VT

Program Start/End Date
08/22/2014  -   07/09/2015

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  21    Maximum:  None

Program Locations VERMONT  

Accepting Applications
From  03/18/2014  To  08/21/2014 

Contact Jenifer Craven
185 Lancaster St
Portland   ME   04101

Listing ID 48475