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Summer Reads- Fairmont, MN
Would you like the opportunity to engage youth entering K-4 in reading and writing for a lifetime of learning and enjoyment? Here’s your chance! Work with youth one-to-one and in small groups to develop a lifelong habit of reading for enjoyment and learning this summer. Fairmont Community Education and Recreation (CER) has offered lifelong learning and leisure opportunities for all ages for over 40 years. Our mission is to actively meet the changing needs of our area. Promoting reading in our younger citizens as a positive experience is recognized as being of primary importance to the success of each child in future educational goals. “Reading Adventures With Summer Reads-Fairmont CER” will feature a variety of opportunities and literacy experiences to enrich children’s learning when school is not in session. VISTA Summer Associates will help children develop a regular habit of reading through creative and fun enrichment activities. Referrals are made through parents and teachers of area schools, libraries and child care agencies. Curriculum resources will be available from local school programs for each individual to enhance their reading skills and fight the summer slide often seen in youth who lose literacy skills without the opportunity to continue learning on a regular basis. These positions are part of the Summer Reads program of Minnesota Literacy Council, which provides tutoring and literacy-focused enrichment to children in grades K-3 in schools, libraries and nonprofits across the state through the leadership of AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associates. The program aims to help low-income children improve reading and instill a love of learning, and also to provide VISTAs with hands-on experience in education and build their community leadership.
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Member Duties : VISTA Summer Associate members will help children entering K-4 to sustain and improve their literacy skills in fluency, phonics and vocabulary through one-to-one and small group reading opportunities for each child at least twice a week. Positive tutor interaction is important to generating a love of reading for enjoyment and learning fun which will benefit the child throughout his/her lifetime. A local orientation with the CER Director and a reading specialist will follow the Pre-Service Orientation. VISTA Summer Associates serve full-time, Monday-Friday, including weekly meetings with the supervisor, reflection, reporting and recordkeeping. In-service trainings are on select Fridays. Term of service is June 12 – August 6. Pre-Service Orientation takes place on June 12 & 13 (travel paid by Minnesota Literacy Council). Apply now! Applications reviewed on a rolling basis through April 28.
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 attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Education . 
Skills :
Teaching/Tutoring ,  Writing/Editing ,  Communications ,  Youth Development ,  Fine Arts/Crafts ,  Leadership ,  Education ,  Team Work ,  Computers/Technology ,  General Skills . 
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Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Summer Reads- Fairmont, 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 Ronelva (Roni) Dauer
714 Victoria St
Fairmont   MN   56031
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 48952