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Boys & Girls Club of SW WA - Readiness to Learn Program
The Boys & Girls Club of the Long Beach Peninsula opened its doors on November 14, 2008 in response to a community need – our youth needed high impact after school programs. Our mission is to inspire and enable all youth ages 6 through high school graduation to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens through the development of a positive self-image and self-reliance. The Club offers members guidance, homework help, daily nutrition through the USDA At-Risk Snack Program, and arts and recreation. Our Club is located in Pacific County Washington, an area challenged with dwindling resources and growing poverty. • The Washington State Family Council research assigned Pacific County a ranking of SEVERE as the state’s highest risk for children and youth. • The Healthy Youth Survey shows that portions of Pacific County have twice the state average of hospitalized domestic violence victims, exceptionally high infant mortality rates, very high drug/alcohol use, suicide ideation, school apathy, and overweight teens. • 58% of children are eligible for reduced-price school lunches. These staggering facts reinforce what we already know – Pacific County youth need a safe place to go, and the Club is one of the few places for youth in the county. The Boys & Girls Club is open to local children on a daily basis. Many of the youth we serve are disengaged from their school, community or family. In 2011, we served 316 registered members. Of those members, 54% come from families who qualify for free/reduced lunch at school. Our demographics break down as follows: • 74% Caucasian • 15% Hispanic/Latino • 6% Native American • 5% Other
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : The Readiness to Learn Systems Specialist (RTL-SS) will provide support for a variety of positive youth and family development projects in Pacific County. Member will serve at the Boys and Girls Club and with community coalitions to increase the number of volunteers in our organizations. This includes presentations to school and community groups, one on one outreach, and utilizing local media to convey our need. The RTL-SS will help build capacity, strengthen current systems, and develop new programs to fill gaps in current services. Specifically, member will increase the number of volunteers at the Boys and Girls Club(s), support Project Learn (tutoring youth), and lead Girls Circle/Boys Council programs. The RTL-SS will mobilize and train volunteers, including training and mentoring Junior Staff (youth volunteers). Member will write and submit news updates and articles to the local paper on a monthly basis, coordinate family nights, and support community collation activities.
Program Benefits :
Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage ,  Training ,  Stipend . 
Terms :
Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Skills :
Fine Arts/Crafts ,  Recruitment ,  Education ,  Youth Development ,  Computers/Technology ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Conflict Resolution ,  First Aid ,  Public Speaking ,  Community Organization ,  Writing/Editing ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  General Skills ,  Leadership . 
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Boys & Girls Club of SW WA - Readiness to Learn Program

Program Start/End Date
09/01/2013  -   07/15/2014

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  25

Program Locations WASHINGTON  

Accepting Applications
From  06/06/2013  To  08/12/2013 

Contact Jean Fisher
404 School Road
Ilwaco   WA   98624

Listing ID 51061