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VYDC-Laraway Youth & Family Services
The Vermont Youth Development Corps AmeriCorps State Program (VYDC) is a statewide national service program whose members serve at innovative, youth-focused organizations that address critical community issues and help youth thrive. Laraway’s mission is to provide opportunities for children and families to recognize their individual strengths while supporting them to grow and contribute within our communities. We serve youth and their families through 3 separate programs; Laraway School, a licensed special education independent school & a coeducational day treatment for youth K-12; Substitute Care, Laraway’s therapeutic foster care program, offering back-up crisis services 24/7; Backpack program provideing comprehensive, strengths-based, individualized supports to youth K-12 within the public school setting. At Laraway, we recognize and celebrate the therapeutic and educational value of hands-on learning, rigorous physical activity and play. Seasonal rituals include apple cidering, maple sugaring and our annual talent show. After school activities and our Summer Program find our kids creating art, cooking meals together, enjoying movie nights, volunteering at the local animal shelter or food shelf, working in the gardens and more. The member supports all 3 programs to integrate land stewardship through experiential education, recreational therapy, and skill building. Our efforts further the creation of a resilient landscape that supports the mission of our organization by integrating our services with the development of regenerative agricultural systems, sustainable yields that offset climatic and environmental impacts, the creation of places that encourage and facilitate outdoor recreational and horticultural therapy and ultimately help inspire, connect and prepare our youth through the lens of ecological literacy. Personal transportation highly recommended, please submit resume and cover letter.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : The Land Stewardship AmeriCorps member builds organizational capacity within our land steward initiatives and lays the groundwork for future land stewardship programming. Responsibilities and duties may include supporting the Farm to School efforts at our School Program, planning and managing the school garden, collaborating with kitchen staff to incorporate food grown in the gardens into our meals and develop new recipes and menu items, organizing weekly activities to get staff & youth involved in working the land, organizing a small gleaning program with assistance from community partners, further developing community volunteer initiatives and internship opportunities, tracking and managing the staff volunteer initiative, creating increased connection and integration with land stewardship and program activities, identifying different fundraising strategies and events and the pursuing small non-federal grants and in-kind donations.
Program Benefits : Training ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage . 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Hunger ,  Community Outreach ,  Health ,  Environment ,  Education . 
Skills :
Computers/Technology ,  Communications ,  Team Work ,  General Skills ,  Recruitment ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Social Services ,  Education ,  Community Organization ,  Writing/Editing ,  Environment ,  Youth Development ,  Leadership . 
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VYDC-Laraway Youth & Family Services

Program Start/End Date
04/04/2016  -   09/30/2016

Work Schedule Part Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  99

Program Locations VERMONT  

Accepting Applications
From  03/10/2016  To  06/30/2016 

Contact Kirsten Brewer
38 Elm St
Montpelier   VT   05602

Listing ID 58518